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…

LIMITED EDITION BLUE AND WHITE BOWLS

I have decided to create a limited edition of four different bowl designs – all blue and white.

Let me know what you think – and if you would be interested!

TALL OVAL VASE WOVEN (I)

I am both delighted and sad to have sold this vase.  Made in 2014, it has been with me for quite some time so I have grown to enjoy its company.  I hope it enjoys its new home, in a restored 1960’s James Bond style mansion; I can’t wait to see the pictures!

     

INTERVIEW WITH CAROLINE COLE ON AGNES’S SELECT

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.

ARTICLE ABOUT CAROLINE COLE CERAMICS IN CHINA’S REAL ESTATE FRONTIERS

I am both delighted and amazed to have a double page spread of my pots in the Jan/Feb edition of China’s Real Estate Frontier Magazine (Volume 031).

Many thanks to June for selecting my work and to the magazine for publishing.

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.

NEW VIDEO

Here is a lovely video of some of the pots that were exhibited at the Herrick Gallery in February.  Courtesy of Marcus Cole.