Northern Craft Fair

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On Saturday 13 October 2018 we’ll be taking our wares to Sheffield Northern Craft Fair. Come and say hello, find out about our courses and events. I promise I won’t have a plate for a head. Not all of the time anyway.

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Clay Matters

The conversation continues… does it matter if clay is finally being embraced by the art world (see NY Times)?

I don’t think so. Ceramics is its own thing with a fascinating history (20,000 years). Clay as a medium doesn’t need to be accepted by the art world for it to be awesome. The clay/art conversation just adds to its story & reinforces its influence & importance.

Haptic-fantastic, ‘rudely analogue’ (see The Guardian) & it tells so much about our past & present.

Clay yields & Ceramics is unyielding – it can be what you want it to be & it’ll be around for a long time to come. Pots have always had presence… subtle, there but not THERE. The hierarchy of acceptance is a distraction and reinforces some bad habits/attitudes.

Image: Lucie Rie rocking it!

Tall Pots at Duke Studios

I’ve had a gorgeous afternoon playing with clay! We were doing so well until we had a leaning tower situation! So much fun!

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Bright Graphic Homeware

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We’ve been busy making some colourful ceramic homeware between hosting workshops. See our post Ceramic Petri Dishes to see them in progress.

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Ceramic Petri Dishes

If you love colour, you might like these. I’m currently working on three sizes of ceramic petri-style dishes for The Hepworth Wakefield Contemporary Ceramics Fair in May. Available in red, yellow, orange and blue and diameters 10cm, 15cm and 20cm (approximately). These images are of work in progress. The colours look neon – they’ll still be bright when finished but not this bright…

The Hepworth Wakefield Contemporary Ceramics Fair

5 May – 6 May 2018, 10am – 4pm

£1 / Members Free / Under 16s Free. Pay on the door, no booking required.

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We are excited to announce that we’ll be taking our colourful graphic petri dishes and oversized statement necklaces to The Hepworth Wakefield Contemporary Ceramics Fair.

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Colour Splash with Statement Ceramic Necklaces

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Our product ranges include statement accessories and homewares.  We like to keep things elementary – simple processes, geometric forms, functional surfaces, intense colours, wearable, useable.

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Made at Yorkshire Sculpture Park Shop

5 March – 19 May 2018colourful-statement-necklaceOur ceramic necklaces are on display, and for sale, in the Made showcase at Yorkshire Sculpture Park Shop.

MADE is YSP Shop’s changing programme of contemporary craft and applied arts which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers.

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Illustrative Slipware

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Matthew the Horse, Forward Always: Moon

I’ve finally finished a few odd jobs around the house. One of which was getting this print stretched. It’s by Matthew the Horse and last year he visited the studio to work on a few examples for our Ceramics Taster: Trail.

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