Following the Best of British show in Shanghai, I spent an enjoyable hour chatting to Agnes about good and bad design, the power of brands and, of course, ceramics. The result is an article on her blog site Agnes’ Select – if you read Chinese, do take a look.
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.
Here is a lovely video of some of the pots that were exhibited at the Herrick Gallery in February. Courtesy of Marcus Cole.
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.