THE SOCIETY OF DESIGNER CRAFTSMEN GALLERY

I went to the gallery of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (of which I'm a trustee) in Shoreditch, to meet our architect and Hackney Council's conservation officer to talk about the Society’s proposed improvement of the building. We want to enhance the gallery space, with proper disabled access, and to make the upper storeys more … Continue reading THE SOCIETY OF DESIGNER CRAFTSMEN GALLERY

GLAZE TESTS AND A NEW RANGE OF CERAMICS ON THE WAY

These glaze tests are a new departure for me. I'm planning to relaunch my ceramics over the next few months, replacing the terracotta I've used for many years with stoneware and these minimalist, urban colours. My standard shapes will remain but the clay body and the glazes are changing.Terracotta produces wonderful bright colours but it … Continue reading GLAZE TESTS AND A NEW RANGE OF CERAMICS ON THE WAY

"ALTERNATIVE VISIONS", CHELTENHAM

Max Frances, HiddenI was in Cheltenham at the weekend, exhibiting at Handmade in Britain in Cheltenham Town Hall, a well-chosen craft fair with very good quality work in all media. While I was there I went to The Wilson, Cheltenham's museum and art gallery, which has a famous collection of Cotswolds Arts and Crafts, which … Continue reading "ALTERNATIVE VISIONS", CHELTENHAM