HVA Preview Exhibition

HVA Open Studios 2015 Preview Exhibition
The Herts Visual Arts Open Studios 2015 Preview Exhibition is this Thursday 9th July at the New Maynard Gallery. Showcasing work by myself and many of the Open Studios participating artists, come and join us for a glass of wine and some great art.

The Preview Exhibition runs between the 10th July and the 5th September 2015

Living Crafts 2015

I will be returning to Living Crafts on Friday the 8th May 2015 as part of the Herts Visual Arts (HVA) Ceramics Group.

Also demonstrating their skills and exhibiting their beautiful work will be HVA Ceramics Group members Ruta Bart (http://rbceramics.co.uk), Susan Eglington (http://www.susaneglinton.co.uk/), Hannah Getley (http://www.hannahgetley.com/), Nicholas Howard (http://nhceramics.wix.com/nhceramics) and Jane Sleator (http://www.janesleatorceramics.co.uk/).

It should be a great day with plenty of opportunities to get inspired, watch demonstrations, make new contacts and show your support for local artists.

Raku Kiln Lid Part 1

Sadly the lid of the raku kiln I use is reaching the limit of being reparable, it’s really begining to crack, unwind and break up. As much as I enjoy reparing it with bits of kiln wire and cement, it really does need replacing urgently so I have decided to try to build my own. Thanks to James Otter of Potclays for his excellent technical advice.

Laying out the bricks.

This is the first stage, laying out the spare kiln bricks I have accumulated and scoring a line marking the circumference of my kiln, its 23.5 inches in diameter or exactly 5 standard kiln brick widths, I’m sure thats not a coincidence.
Next step will be tidying the bricks up a bit before cementing them together with some kiln cement. I’ll try and post my progress as I go along…