Surpised and delighted to win 'best thown exhibit' for my turquoise and iron Tea pot at the Annual Exhibition of London Potters work at the Morley Gallery in December. Entered three peices (jug, bowl and tea pot) having ummed and ahhed over which peices to enter, enlisting the help of Deana and Chris, fellow ceramic artists at the Sheen pottery studio and finally deciding to take the plunge. Thank you to the judges and to all the kind people who came up to me on the night of the Private View to congratulate me. Please see the Tea Pot on the London Potters Website linked here: http://www.londonpotters.com/photos/morley2008pots.html
15th October, 2008. Studio very busy at the moment. 3 pottery workshops running with students making what they want including presents for Christmas, wall tiles for a villa in Tobago (which I can recommend by the way as we went there for our summer holiday - paradise is the only way to describe it and here is the link http://www.ixora-tobago.co.uk) and huge garden pots which just fit in the kiln!
The kiln is on constantly and I'm waiting for the man to come and install the controller for the 2nd kiln. Then we will really be cooking!
In the meantime I am stocking up for the show in Wales and the craft fair at the Landmark Arts and of course our Christmas event at Sheen Pottery with Deana Lee and Chris Payne on 29th/30th November, 2008. If you read this please come on Friday 28th Nov and claim your glass of wine or two, three...... at our Private View.
I am so pleased - HB has completed what I think is a lovely feast of a website for me and the Sheen Pottery! Thank you Helen. To contact HB click here: http://www.helenbantock.co.uk/
If anyone's reading this please let me know what you think of the website!
Stoneware Kiln opening today. Top shelf not firing to cone 9, this may have something to do with the fact that I didn't put the bung in until it started cooling down. But still pleasing results including the large white, iron and cobalt platters and a batch of mugs.
Madly making to build up stock for 3 shows before Christmas - see the forthcoming events page on the website. But I will never be able to make enough mugs!