A NEW SHAPE…

I am enjoying working with a new shape: Menhir, named because it reminds me of the stones that Obelix carries around in the Asterix books, which helped me learn to read French!

Here are the first two menhirs, which develop different themes that I have been exploring in my past work: weaving patterns and trompe l’oeil.

       

ANOTHER DOUBLE TWIST VASE…

….probably the last unless I get commissions.  It has been a fun shape to work with and who knows, I may come back to it again…

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.

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.

       

Another commissioned piece….

In stark contrast to the previous commission, this one specified bright, colourful, sunny and three-dimensional…

Many thanks for the challenge Laura!

      

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.

 

 

Sisters.2 opening night, Herrick Gallery, Piccadilly

Wow!  It was rammed!

Great fun though – many thanks to everyone who came along.

Especial thanks to Marcus Cole and Issy Ogden for curating the show – it was amazing!

SISTERS.2 NEW SHOW

Despite working completely independently, my sister Sophie Arup and I have always been surprised by the slightly eerie way that our work is complementary.  Celebrating this, we exhibited together in 2014.  Our second exhibition, showcasing our work of the past four years, is taking place in February 2018, at the Herrick Gallery on Piccadilly.  Remarkably, our pieces continue to exude extraordinary synergy despite the different mediums in which we work.

Sisters.2 is curated by CO: Marcus Cole and Issy Ogden.