Exhibition Season Opens

Visited the London Art Fair a couple of weeks ago where Wolsely Fine Art were showing some of my stuff on their stand.  A bustling show, with galleries from all over the country exhibiting and selling.  It was good to see quite a few examples of pottery  (‘ceramics’, if you prefer) amongst the paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures.

I’m in a couple of shows starting in February and March, and then, come the summer, looking forward to taking part in a “Borders’ Potters” exhibition at the beautifully sited Monnow Valley Arts Centre (home of Wolsely Fine Art) and opening our own doors for Powys Arts Month.  I’ve also pencilled in another Hammersmith Exhibition, with Julienne, for late June.

A firing, opened yesterday, gave a sharp reminder about biting off too much, though.  Too many pots, intended for these shows, showed bloating, almost certainly caused by firing too fast, and probably too high as well.  A reminder to stick to the proven firing schedule.  You can’t send seconds to exhibitions.