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.
I’ve just completed a new vase…
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.
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.
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.
In stark contrast to the previous commission, this one specified bright, colourful, sunny and three-dimensional…
Many thanks for the challenge Laura!
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!