Friday, 11 September 2020

Demonstrating at Lyme Bay Arts gallery

 I spent all day demonstrating outside the galleries at Lyme Bay Arts, Symondsbury yesterday. The first time I've demonstrated since March, it felt good to be back at it!

More info about the Contemporary Crafts Exhibition at Lyme Bay Arts

Really pleased to feature even more in the advertising for this exhibition.

Several photos of the exhibition on the Lyme Bay Arts website and the poster used to advertise the exhibition.

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Contemporary Craft Exhibition at Sou-Sou-West

I'm really pleased to be part of the Contemporary Craft Exhibition at Lyme Bay Arts Sou-Sou-West Gallery, Symondsbury.

It runs from today until 21st September (closed Tues and Weds each week).

No photos of the exhibition yet; I spent yesterday helping set up but when I left at 8.30pm it wasn't quite finished. I will be demonstrating there on Thursday 10th September 10am to 4pm so will take photos on that day. However, the local press have articles advertising the exhibition and the gallery which feature one of my pieces.

Article on Visit Dorset Website here.

Copy of articles in Midweek Herald 2nd Sept 2020:

really pleased the press advertising features one of my bowls "Autumn Shades"
"Autumn Shades" featured in the Midweek Herald advert

Saturday, 15 August 2020

"Natural Forms" Exhibition at Sou'-Sou'-West

I'm really pleased to be taking part in "Natural Forms", the first new exhibition since lockdown at Sou'-Sou'-West, the re-branded Lyme Bay Arts Gallery at Symondsbury Estate near Bridport.

Open 10.30am to 4.30pm Thurs to Mon until 31st August.

In the top photo: Ebonised Oak vase, Spalted Beech platter and Spalted Beech vase.
The sap wood of the oak log had been attacked by a worm or caterpillar which created large holes; I decided to keep part of this in the piece and added extra texturing with the Proxxon grinder. It was ebonised with a solution of white vinegar and steel wool. This method works best on heartwood but I like the variation of colour in created by the paler sapwood.
The beech vase cracked as it dried so I enhanced the cracks to make a feature of the piece.
The bottom photo: Spalted Beech bowl, a slice of Ash and a Silver Birch Burr bowl with natural edge. The spalting in all of the beech pieces is colouration which develops as the wood dries or rots when fungi is present. It is enhanced by storing the wood in a dark and damp place. The crack in the beech bowl was formed in a knotted area as the wood dried. I cleaned out the crack to make it a more prominent part of the piece. The bark on the Silver Birch Burr stayed on throughout the turning and drying process and serves to enhance the beauty of the piece.

Friday, 6 March 2020

Contemporary Craft Exhibition coming soon...

I'm honoured to have one of my pieces used in the advert for the upcoming Contemporary Craft Exhibition at Lyme Bay Arts, seen here in the current edition of Evolver.

11th April to 5th May. The Gallery, Symondsbury. Open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Winter Art Fair at Lyme Bay Arts

A few images of the recent Winter Art Fair at Lyme Bay Arts. There were a wide range of art mediums and styles represented at this event, providing a fantastic show for visitors to see as well as great inspiration for Christmas presents!

Most photos show the event all set up and ready to go in the "The Gallery" and next door in "The Space".
The final photo is a close up of my display space after two weeks. Many of the bowls have been sold and replaced!

The Space all set up, ready to go!

A range of the ceramics on show

A long view of "The Gallery"

All change after two weeks!

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Lyme Bay Arts

I have joined the recently formed Lyme Bay Arts CIC and took part in their first Members' Exhibition in September. Some stunning pieces were on display and it was very busy for the whole three weeks! It coincided with Bridport Open Studios and was part of their circuit. A really encouraging start to this exciting venture!
The next exhibition I will hopefully be taking part in is the Autumn Open which runs from 9th to 27th November. Do visit if you are in the area, you will not be disappointed!

Err... there's one missing!
One more!
Lovely bronze figurines
Interesting forge work
I loved this elephant...
Interesting ceramics

Glad to see friends there!
Very tactile ceramic boxes
Found it! The one which sold before I could get a photo!