Vice and Virtue: the artists

Art gallery with exhibition

Vice and Virtue: the artists Vice and Virtue is a mixed media exhibition by six artists who respond in substantially different ways to the rising religiosity of contemporary social justice movements. Much of the work was made specifically for the exhibition which continues until July 26th at Ruup & Form. This posts introduces the artists…

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Colour Studies – Part one

tall vase decorated with people and umbrellas

Colour Studies Colour Studies – Part 1 This post is an introduction to the formal concerns of painting with slips on pots. By ‘painting,’ I mean the sort I learnt at art school in the early 1980s which evolved mainly from post Renaissance, Western European art. This starts the discussion of how that is done…

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Wootton Exhibition

large handmade pinch-pot sgraffito dish willow tree

Wootton Exhibition Wootton Exhibition #2 I’m having an exhibition in Wootton by Woodstock, the village where I grew up. It is hosted by my sister who now lives there in the same house we lived in as children. The show runs all next week, Sunday 11th-Friday 16th February, by appointment. Contact me if you’d like…

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Feminist Jugs

Jugs Slab-built Nautical Sgraffito Monochrome Feminist

Feminist Jugs – Sink the Sex Trade! Feminist Jugs I love this picture of the my two new sgraffito ware jugs, photographed together, leading the fleet. Paired up like this seems to inject energy – they could almost be sailing. I’m particularly delighted with the way the handles look. They’re in the shop now. Go…

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Mrs Magnitude’s Emporium

Woman Studio Conversation

Mrs Magnitude’s Emporium Introducing the  Artist, Kay Leseeleur Ara I got back yesterday from two wonderful days in Jersey viewing @kay_leseelleur exhibition at @arthousejersey This is Kay’s first ever solo exhibition – she’s 82 so it’s been a long time coming – and she has not only taken the island by storm, she’s put Jersey…

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Feminist Satire, No Safe Spaces

Woman Standing Text Feminist Satire

Feminist Satire, No Safe Spaces   Opening Night Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, July 7th 2023.  Here are a couple of favourite photos from the opening. It is a huge honour to be showing my pots in such a prestigious museum and in such an art-serious city like Warsaw. I owe thanks to…

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No Safe Spaces! Feminist Satire

Satire Feminist Woman Big-pot Decorated

No Safe Spaces! Feminist Satire – part 1 Introduction The featured pot, photographed with me, is Postcard from the Caliphate, 2017. It is one of 23 pots and 2 huge drawings that were packed into giant crates and taken to Warsaw, last week. Yesterday they arrived at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Poland’s most…

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