Ceramics in the City
It’s always good to get home isn’t it. I was so happy to be back but you know this week I’ve seen London like I never have before. OK I know I’ve never spent huge amounts of time there, in fact this was the longest and maybe the glorious sunshine helped but I had a lot of fun. I stayed with my friend, the lovely Annabel Faraday and I think that really helped me to see the city in a completely different way. I was able to relax a bit more, not worry about getting lost so much and it was good to have the insiders view.
Museum is in Shawditch
and the grounds are fabulous, look at all the green, imagine those huge glorious trees and all that grass – in London! I know I probably sound like a proper country bumpkin and I know that Amanda and Helen will laugh their socks off when they read this but I just wasn’t expecting it. Anyway I liked it, and on monday
I went to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington
Park, again, huge amounts of grass and trees, you should see all the acorns and horse chestnuts and sweet chestnuts I’ve brought back to plant. I have to check the rest of my trouser pockets before they go in the wash in case I’ve missed any.
Great museum, the sort of place I would love anyway, well worth a visit for anyone interested in interiors and decorative things
. There were about 40 of us in the show and I think it was an interesting combination, a bit of everything pretty much style and technique wise. Here is my stand for you, I promised someone I would take a photo.
I was very pleased with how well I sold. I didn’t have masses to pack up on sunday
for the couriers to bring back here. There were many people who came because they read the blogs and wanted to see the pots and also many who came to offer their condolences
about Alan which was very kind.
came to visit, it was good to see him again and I was very pleased that he wanted to buy the big platter with the Toft
style cross hatched border and the oak tree. The one he told me he wanted a couple of months ago when I had first decorated it. Thanks Andrew.
I met Blogger Margaret
too for the first time, lovely to see you there Margaret, hope you enjoyed it.
See I was just obsessed with these trees!
This is Annabel’s
stand. Her work couldn’t be more different to mine but she too is decoration obsessed. She prints maps and images of her surroundings including graffiti and signs onto her strong simple shaped slab built pots. They are entirely covered with images, inside and out and underneath and I find you just have to pick them up and turn them round so that you can see what they are all about. My pictures don’t do them any justice at all, sorry Annabel. I especially like the ones with the added embellishments as handles.
Pru Cooper was there, I’ve seen her pots in a gallery in Kirkcudbright
for the last few years but hadn’t met her before so that was great. Her slip illustration is beautiful, so simple but so lovely.