So, its out.. the BBC have announced the Great British Pottery Challenge. I am one of the two judges and have been filming for the series to go out in the autumn of this year on BBC2. Filming is an amazing experience, judging a difficult one, but amazing to see the adventure unfold. What is clear is that this should make the UK TV watching public sit up in their armchairs and be amazed by the magic of the transformation of materials that is ceramics… and hopefully get them up and out to have a go themselves… cant post photos as it is all top secret.
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after years of work and excitement, the building has reached the street and the hoardings away… nearly there.. it all looks so sharp and simple.. what was all the more than you can ever imagine fuss about.. ?? but as the saying goes the simpler something looks the more complicated it has been… hope you can go and see the building close up at some stage.. as only close up can you appreciate the crystal surface… the address is 24 Savile Row. Corner with Conduit street… free for everyone to enjoy .. i hope.
Saville Row project moves ahead.bronzes for the base are being pattinated andthe corner with Condiut Street can be seen in nearly all its glory… phew… also please check out my new web site.. posted last week.. phase one up now and phase two to follow with archive and educational sections…
Just returned from the TEFAF exhibition in Holland where i am so thrilled to be showing my work with Adrian Sassoon. The most amazing show of my year and happy to report the new Magma series pieces finding new homes to go to. And Sassoons team such a pleasure to work with. Horay for clay..
mock up section of Savile row tile project. Not long now and the building will be finished.. as WInston Churchill said ” we make buildings and they make us”25th Feb 2015
met a new friend.. Have a look at Keiths’ video below..and his other films on his site.. really tip top fun.
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Up early as going for a day of being part of a GET CREATIVE event at a school in Hounslow, London.
We will be asking kids how they see their future and what part creativity might play in it… an amazing project nation wide to make us all get up and go and do something creative… what better a thing to do with ourselves.. ??
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Back from India-aaaaaahhhhh and had an amazing time in both work and relax. The lecture at the National Gallery of Modern Art was a pleasure to deliver, the audience were so welcoming and relaxed and interested and INTERESTING. I spoke about my 20 or more trips to India and how this has affected my work as an artist. I pulled the lecture images together while i was traveling about South India in my lap top and, whilst i realized there are inspirational key things i have seen there, I was astounded at the depth of the whole influence. For example the specific influence of the quality of line to the Chola Bronzes, but also the sense of the unexpected when you travel in India, and the way it makes you challenge what you know – the more you think know the less you really do. I like to think that i try to do the same in my work, the “wild card” or the unexpected.. challenging my own thought and attitude. I suppose this unexpected is as personal as it is work wise. Anyway.. you can tell i have been away as im all full of the spirit of India. More news re the teaching and ceramic contacts i made there to come.
Just been sitting with Edwin the fabulous web site designer and have now, finally, got all the info together for him to do the last stages of my new web site.. so looking forward to that.
Im off to India weds and the team continue here to work and organise, sort glazes and make tiles for a project.
Will keep all posted.
Happy Days. Horay for Clay.
welcome anyone who is in South India in a few weeks.. and please wish me luck wiht the lecture!.