BRINGING POTS TO CHINA

I had such fun showing my Geometric Collection at the Best of British exhibition in Shanghai at the end of October.  It was a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and find out more about the Chinese market.

I made the decision to leave the remains of the collection in Shanghai, to take advantage of the various opportunities that were on offer.  I’m looking forward to future developments!

        

Thank you so much to Media-10 for arranging the show, to Cristina Liu from Rennie for making the plinths and to the wonderful Sophia Ni who worked tirelessly as my translator.

It goes almost without saying that Marcus Cole and Issy Ogden’s designs for the plinths were a total success and that without Jamie Cole’s enthusiasm and persuasion, I would not have been there – or had such a successful time.

Thank you all.

Best of British – Shanghai

This is my latest pot – warm out of the kiln and ready to take to Shanghai where I have been given the opportunity to show my pots at the Best of British exhibition.  Such fun!

The show runs from 18 to 22 October 2018.  If you are in Shanghai do come and visit me on Stand E6.

      

A new commissioned vase

It’s not often that a client takes you to their home, points to a place on their sideboard and says “Make me something to go here.”

This is especially welcome, when ‘here’ is in a beautiful room, surrounded by understated but incredibly elegant abstract paintings, lit from both sides with generous windows looking out onto fabulous, mature gardens.

A wonderful challenge.

This slipcase vase, part glazed and part exposed underglaze, is my response.

       

Special edition of Vogue Living in German Vogue

What to say?  Privileged, delighted, lucky?  Whatever the appropriate word is, I’m amazed to have one of my pots featured in the Modern Art section of Vogue Living,  in German Vogue June 2018.

Thank you Katharina Hesedenz for selecting Flat Oval Vase: Arrow Heads (i) and to Vanessa Daly for photographing it so beautifully.

           

Commissioned piece….

I’m delighted with this commissioned piece which pares back the Arrow Head pattern to a monochrome design, really emphasising the twisted shape of this vase.

Thank you Jonny and Wei!

           

Pot video 5

The fifth video that Arnaud made is of one of the vases in my Tall Oval Vases collection.  The woven pattern is generated by straight lines running from one side of the small oval at the base to the other side of the larger oval at the lip.

 

To find out more, and see other pots that I have made, do visit the webpage.  Prices and commissions on request.

Pot video 4

This, Arnaud’s fourth video, features another of my Cinched Oval Vases: Diagonal (ii).  The pattern is more painterly than many of my pots but it still has an underlying structure formed by a strong geometric spiralling pattern.

 

 

To find out more, and see other pots that I have made, do visit the webpage.  Prices and commissions on request.

 

 

Pot videos 3

This is Arnaud’s third video of my pots.  This one is of the two Twisted Oval Vases, Arrow Heads (i) and (ii).  Made from the same mould, these could work as a pair, although they have now been sold individually.

 

To find out more, and see other pots that I have made, do visit the webpage.  Prices and commissions on request.

Pot videos 2

Here is the second of Arnaud’s videos.

This is of Cinched Oval Vases, Diagonals (iii) and (iv).  The shapes are inverted and the colours complementary, so they work as a pair – or individually.

 

To find out more, and see other pots that I have made, do visit the webpage.  Prices and commissions on request.