THE WHITE GARDEN AT SISSINGHURST

The white garden at Sissinghurst is one of the most famous in England and one of the most popular. Suburban visitors make notes and try to improve their own small plots along the same lines. It's an English garden, redolent of the Romantic philosophy of Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson, though with hints of southern … Continue reading THE WHITE GARDEN AT SISSINGHURST

VIVIEN MOIR, FAUX NAIVE ILLUSTRATION IN THE DELFT TRADITION

I discover good ceramists every day. Here are two pieces by Vivien Moir, a Scottish artist. She trained as an illustrator at Jordanstone College of Art and Design and lives on the west coast of Scotland. I found these images on the website of the Water Street Gallery in Todmorden, and the Heinzel Gallery in … Continue reading VIVIEN MOIR, FAUX NAIVE ILLUSTRATION IN THE DELFT TRADITION

MANY SALES OPPORTUNITIES FOR POTTERS – BUT NOT IN THE UK

As I'm packing my ceramics to show at the Art in Clay pottery fair next weekend, I wondered how many sales opportunities potters have in this country. There's Art in Clay in Farnham as well, Ceramic Art London, ditto York, Ceramics in the City at the Geffrye Museum, the Potfest fairs (three of them), Earth … Continue reading MANY SALES OPPORTUNITIES FOR POTTERS – BUT NOT IN THE UK

BOUNDARY ESTATE: ARTS AND CRAFTS HOUSING FOR THE WORKING CLASS

I went with Kati on her birthday to a nice restaurant in Shoreditch, the Rochelle Street Canteen. With a dash of irony it’s been set up in the bike shed of an old school.I liked the food and the ambience, here at the heart of Remain Britain, where The New European was conceived. But the … Continue reading BOUNDARY ESTATE: ARTS AND CRAFTS HOUSING FOR THE WORKING CLASS