I have lots of shows coming up in the Spring so, despite the cold, I'm starting on some very big slip decorated platters. I want to have one of these as my exhibition piece at the taster exhibition of Norwich Open Studios www.norfolkopenstudios.co.uk
N.O.S. are very efficient and I have to determine the exact piece that I will be showing in May, by early Febuary, hence the attempt at efficiency!
Prior to Open Studios though, I am showing for a second time at "The British Craft Trade Fair " - www.bctf.co.uk from the 15th -17th of April. Looking forward to a return trip, and I won't forget a kettle this time.
Next up is "Fireworks- Ceramics and Glass" from the 11th -13th of May at Blackthorpe Barns in Rougham, Suffolk. see www.fireworksceramicsandglass.com for more details.
Rougham holds many happy (if slightly fuzzy) memories of fairs from yesteryear.
I wonder if there is anything on youtube from those times?
Hmmm. - Anyway, moving swiftly on...........
Potfest in the pens comes up next from the 4th -5th of August.
Further details at : www.potfest.co.uk/pens
This is my first time showing here, I'm really looking forward to it and to catching up with an old friend from Tokyo, Steve Tootell, whom I havn't seen since 2007 at the "Fantastic Fire " workshop that he organised in Mashiko, Japan, with Euan Craig, Steve Mills, Masakasu Kusakabe and Wali Hawes.