So it been busy few months and us potters in Lancashire who have been beavering away to carve a few new events out for the lovely people of the area.
The first event is Kilns and Canvas a new venture over in Whitewell Memorial Hall organised by the lovely Jenny Eaton whose work you can see on exhibition in the new Platform Gallery in Clitheroe soon.
Jenny Eaton 4-25 May 2013
In the Education Gallery
Figurative ceramics by Ribble Valley artist Jenny Eaton, winner of the 2012 Craft Open Ribble Valley Prize.
"I am a ceramic artist living and working in the Ribble Valley for
the last 25 years. I make figurative, sculptural work. Initially,
inspiration derived solely from awareness of the effects of weathering
and erosion on the countryside. Through personal experience I realized a
parallel existed between the effects of time on the environment and the
relationship of a couple on their journey through life. The impact of
emotional experience and relentless ageing of the body all make their
mark on the human form just as the weather on the landscape. Through my
work I translate these observations to the figures through texture,
nuance and body language. This new collection is titled ' Soul Mates'.
Making methods: piecing the clay by hand, exploiting its nature to
realize the cracked, fragmented, semi androgynous forms. Finished using
oxides and slips then fired to 1240 degrees centigrade in an electric
But I am here to update the pages with events for the National Craft and Design Month so if you are a potter and would like to join us (you don't have to be a member) in a stand at Higherford Mill on the Friday 10th May to 12th in showing your work just email me at email@example.com and I will send you a short application form. We are looking for up to 10 potters to attend sell, maybe do talks and workshops we are open to ideas. We have a history of successful events here at the mill and last year we launched Dan Bridge onto the world and he is now well on his way to being a very successful potter winning his stand at this years Potfest in the Park. So please get in touch for further detail and we can have a fab time promoting each other, contemporary pots and further spreading the word of ceramics and clay to the world!