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Sally is featured in De Kleine
An article featuring Sally's influences and inspiration is featured in Issue 6 June 2015 De Kleine magazine.
To see the article please follow he link here
Returning to RHS Wisley Spring show
Come along and see are latest creations and enjoy the beautiful gardens at Wisley.
Thank you to all who are pinning us on Pinterest!
Neil and I are fascinated by the enthusiasm to be found for our work on Pinterest. It's amazing to be seen by so many.
New for RHS Wisley Spring Show
Neil will be showing a new range of wallhanging faced vases at the Spring Show. Currently they are designed to hold flowers (they hold water) but planters are planned for the future! Available in a variety of blue/green colours and different faces, these unique pieces would be a dramatic addition to any garden or interior.
Showing in the Netherlands
Neil and Sally are pleased to have been invited to show again at the Biennial Ceramic Festival in Swalmen, Netherlands. This Keramiekmarcht is a juried event with work on display from all over Europe. In a beautiful wooded situation this festival is a favourite, allowing the opporunity to see ceramics rarely seen in the UK.
Demonstration day South Wales Potters
Had a wonderful day at Cardiff University on the 22 March with the South Wales potters Group;demonstrating my modelling techniques and methods. Thank you to Carole for sending the photo!
Goudse Keramiek Dagen
An international jury gave Neil and Sally a prize for their display at this years May Festival!
Ceramic Art London
Thank you to all of those who came to see my work at the Royal College of Art,London. The festival showcased ceramics from international makers and through many wonderful conversations, I would say the audience was international too!
Welcome to our new website
We are delighted to present our new website to you. With the facility to show you recent work we hope to be able to keep you up to date with our latest pieces and can now show you how work has developed through our archive. You can find out where we are showing this year in the Events list. Please take the opportunity to explore our new site, don't miss the podcast!
The enduring influence of Dungeness
Greetings from the edge. Since childhood the foreland in South Kent known as Dungeness has been central to my creative impulse. It is here that the longshore drift eastwards has deposited a desert of shingle which, at its edge has become embellished by generations of detritus, the residue of fishing industry which clings to the fragile shoreline. In search of pattern and texture I have frequented scrapyards and the like since my college days but here at Dungeness the objects I seek are 'free range', sculpted organically through prolonged exposure to the glare and grind of natural forces, these objects have a compelling beauty.Their metamorphosis speaks of mortality and decay. Forever changing, the human condition is reflected here. I am constantly drawn back to the mesmerising landscape and windblown emptiness.
Ceramic Art London 2019
March 22 - 24 2019
Central St Martins. N1 C4AA
RHS Wisley Gardens
May 1-6 2019
RHS Wisley Gardens GU23 6QB
Newbridge Arts Trail
May 11 - 12 2019
Contemporary Craft Festival
June 7 - 9 2019
Mill Marsh Park, Bovey tracey, Devon
July 19 - 21 2019
Waterperry Gardens, Oxford, OX33 1LA
Potfest in The Park
July 26 - 28 2019
Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair
November 22-24 2019
The Guildhall, Winchester SO 23 9GH
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair
West Horsley Place
Leatherhead KT24 6AW
November 27-Dec1 2019