Thursday, 2 June 2011

Hello again,

A long time without a post.......... but we have have been busy and you might have seen our new website if you came to this through it. Otherwise have a look and tell us what you think.

Just putting up some info about what we are up to in the coming months and we will put up some more info in the near future.

10th – 12th June 2011. The Contemporary Craft Fair, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey.

This year we will be demonstrating in one of the tents outside the main tent. Come and watch us make some pieces including some of the new porcelain work and Roop will demo some of the making techniques he teaches at the Dartmoor Arts Summer School.

15th-16th, 22nd-23rd July. The Cabin Project, Bucks Mills Cabin, Bucks Mills, North Devon.

"Pachadesign and friends explore a modern take on the everyday objects inside the Bucks Mills Cabin,

showing the contrast between the items left there by the artists who owned the cabin and their own modern day versions.

The cabin was owned by artists Judith Ackland and Mary Stella Edwards, and is an evocative time capsule

of their lives together. The National Trust wants to keep the artistic heritage of the cabin alive through unique artist residencies".

24th July-1st August. Dartmoor Arts Summer School, Earth Arts Course.

Roop co-teaches this course with Cob sculptors Jackie Abey & Jill Smallcombe. For more information, have a look at the Dartmoor Arts Summer School Website:

23-25th September. Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London.

We are looking forward to this show, set in one of London’s most interesting and brilliant museums during the London Design Festival with 46 potters taking part.

November/December. (TBC) Group show in London.

An exciting group show which we are planning with a selected group of artists we know & love. More information on our……

Monday, 21 June 2010

Another post

First post in 6 months...hmm I am not getting good at this. Anyway I am not going to do an all over catch up as I can't remember more than what happened last week. However we have just done the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey which was as lovely as ever. The weather was in the main hot and sunny and there were plenty of people there. We had a nice stand by the door and were showing our porcelain & earthenware on the stand.

Here are some pics of some of the work we had at the stand.

Right that's it for now...

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Open Studio

We are having an open studio at our place on the weekend of the 12th-13th of December (that's this weekend).
Come along and see our place and have a glass of mulled wine, several mince pies and a look at our workshop.
Open from 11.00ish - 5.30pm on Saturday & Sunday.

Lots of new & sale stock & discounted prices - perfect for Christmas!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Ceramics at the Castle

2 posts in 2 days - it is a record.

Just a quick post to let you know about a show that we are doing later this month at Exeter Castle with 10 other makers including:

Nic Collins, Doug Fitch, Laurel Keeley, Pauline Lee, Jacqueline Leighton-Boyce, Isabel Merrick, RAMP (us), Jenny Southam, Taja. Tilly Young and Pauline Zelinski.

Should be a cracker and it has been organised and will be invigilated by the makers themselves.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Right - MUST write something!

Hello there. No posts for several months. I am having a problem with this. Possibly I am just not good at it, I think.
There is a need for a catch up since the last post.
So there was Appledore and the kiln.
Then the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey just after, followed by The Dartmoor Arts Summer School in July.
We didn't do much in August except for make things and take some weekends off.
In September we showed at Ceramics in the City, which as always, was great fun. However numbers were down this year. Possibly recession, possibly postal strike, possibly Boris closing central London to cars for a biking festival. Who knows....
This month we are busy for Xmas shows with several galleries.

We have just been up to Scotland for Mark Hearld & Friends at the Scottish Gallery. A really lovely show and well worth a visit if you are in Edinburgh.
We are also showing work at the Lund Gallery in North Yorkshire and at For Arts Sake in London as well as Ainscough Contemporary Art in Dartmouth & London.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Catching up on things - Appledore 2009 - Part 1

A fairly poor picture (from my phone) of a cob kiln / structure / sculpture that I built with the amazing assistance of many kind helpers during the Appledore Arts festival a couple of weeks ago. I took this photo on the sunday morning following a long day of firing the day before. It was a beautiful weekend - hot and sunny.
We (Beth & Saya, both students at Cardiff and myself) started work on the Tuesday before in bad weather. Rain & strong wind meant we had to weigh down the gazebo with stones from the beach, but it got better as the week progressed.

Many thanks to all who helped including Beth & Saya, all the students from North Devon College - Ros, Sue, Sam, Lizzie & John. Also Lucy Cobb, who came all the way from Reading to help and Fiona, the festival Co-ordinator and all at the Arts Festival too. It was great fun & we managed to fire the kiln up to a respectable temperature & get some good flames.

Will explain it all in more detail soon. I don't have many very good photos as I only had my phone but I hope to get more soon and will post them when I do.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009


A Little info about the new work at Makers in Taunton. We are in a transition period and are introducing some new porcelain work. We have always made Earthenware, but due to the arrival of Nuala, our daughter, we have changed some things. This being one of them.....
The show is on until the end of April and I hope we will be up there for at least one Saturday to keep an eye on things.