The beginning of July saw me back on the road with my van fully laden on my way to “Art in Clay” at the stunning Hatfield House. This is a huge event with over 200 ceramic artists exhibiting in vast Marquees. Andy and Di McInnes, the organisers, put on a great show and I don't know how they manage to choose from the many applicants from around the world. This was my fifth time showing here and, once again, I met some lovely people and enjoyed a positive response to my latest work. I have even been invited to carry out workshops in Australia and Israel later on this year, which will be an amazing opportunity for me. It will extend my experience of teaching short courses from The Sculpture Lounge Studios. I am enjoying displaying my work on different platforms: I particularly like the contrast of vessels on the rusty plinths, wooden blocks and traditional bespoke hollow plinths, which have been commissioned for these summer shows.
The next exhibition, and the biggest event for me, is Art in Action in
It really is a lovely event with the best makers selected from around the world. Every year they have a show called "Best of the Best" and in my first year there I won an award for my entry which was amazing. I'm particularly pleased with my submission this year so I’m hoping for good feedback again from the other artists and public. If anyone would like to speak to me about my work, I'll look forward to seeing you there: