Friday 24 May 2013

Water from the mind + tea = the way of tea

'When tea is made with water drawn from the depths of the mind, whose bottom is beyond measure, we really have what is cha-no-yu' Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Samurai daimyo, 1537-98)
Wow it's been ages!!!

Well it's been insanely busy here as I've gotten into my final year of my MA degree. I have more coursework to do than last year, and I'm getting involved with a lot of exhibitions and projects, not to mention getting ready to move house and studio, and I've decided to completely overhaul my website with a redesign of some sort (having abandoned it for so long it's embarrassing)

So! For now just a quick update on exhibitions and shows this year (dates for your diary):

Liquid Exhibition @ Creative Framing in Wolverhampton 16th - 19th April - my first solo show!

Urban Pony Exhibition which will be touring the West Midlands starting tomorrow! for information. Retro toy art up for grabs!

Earth and Fire @ Rufford Abbey Nottinghamshire 21st - 23rd June - Allen Richards and I will be on the University of Wolverhampton stand with work for sale :)

New Designers @ the Business Design Centre London 26th - 29th June on stand CAA14 & 14a with the University of Wolverhampton again - Unfortunately I will only be there in person for the private view and premium ticket day because.....

International Ceramics Festival @ the University of Aberystwyth Wales 28th - 30th June - I'll be giving a presentation with Allen Richards in the postgraduate symposium and volunteering behind the scenes (so I actually have to be there earlier than the above date)

Hatfield Art in Clay @ Hatfield House near London 5th - 7th July - Volunteering again (also sneaking out one night to go see the Japanese girl band Perfume when they play for the first time ever in London! Check them out on youtube)

Hopefully if I've not collapsed by then I will be showing at the British Ceramics Biennale in Fresh! @ Spode Factory Stoke on Trent, I'll let you know how my application goes ;)

ISCAEE exhibition @ Antalya Turkey 1st - 10th October - Again Allen and I are also presenting a research paper and a talk like we did in Tokyo 2011

MA Degree Show @ the Public West Bromwich October (I'll put the specific dates up when I have them to hand)

Farnham Art in Clay @ the Maltings Farnham 16th - 17th November - Newcomers stand with work for sale

A so far unnamed unofficial MA degree show @ Brick Lane Gallery London the week of 19th November to be confirmed soon!

Hopefully see you there!!!! My work will be available for sale at most shows where I am exhibiting or you can commission me if you see anything you like (online or at a show)

I'll keep you all posted as things progress further