Cockpit Arts has been supporting designer-makers for 25 years. To celebrate our birthday, a Trail of 25 extraordinary pieces of craft by Cockpit Arts based designer-makers on show during the London Design Festival has been created. I have been selected to be part of this landmark occasion. A download of the Trail Map is available here.
In further celebration of the Trail, I have a number of 2-4-1 flyers for our Christmas Open Studio available. You can pick one of these up form me at Origin. Remember though, I only have a limited number of these available... so hurry!
In connection with the London Design Festival, Priscilla Carluccio at Few and Far has assembled an Autumn 2011 Collection selected from small British companies that make beautiful hand made products that last - out of quality materials and only in Britain.
"It is Few and Far's small statement, that small suppliers still exist and are becoming better and better. Presented from September 22nd with the title of WOOD AND WOAD, we have selected RUSSELL PINCH furniture, BILLY LLOYD pottery, ELOISE GRAY tweed clothes, TENDER denim clothing, WENDY BRANDON preserves and GILLIAN OSBAN knitwear."
The Collection will be available at Few and Far from 3rd September - 2nd November but it will be presented to the public on Thursday September 22nd as an OPEN-DAY event.
I am pleased to announce that I have been selected by the Crafts Council to exhibit at Origin, "an annual showcase of original contemporary craft, bringing together the most innovative UK and international makers." Origin will again take place at Old Spitalfields Market as part of the London Design Festival from 22nd - 28th September 2011.
I am delighted to have won the Cockpit Arts Award. I was selected by Cockpit CEO Vanessa Swann, head of Business Development Ellen O’Hara and guest judge Priscilla Carluccio to be the recipient of a free studio and business mentoring for one year at Cockpit Arts Deptford. I am looking forward to establishing my own studio in June having completed a successful four-year apprenticeship with Julian Stair.
I will be exhibiting my ceramics alongside Carina Ciscato, Ninna Gotzsche, Jan Kare Myklebust, Siu Kwan Wong and Julian Stair. The selling exhibition will celebrate the work of current and former assistants of Julian Stair and takes place during the increasingly popular Dulwich Festival.
As part of a focus on new and emerging makers, Blackwell, Britain's finest surviving Arts and Crafts house by M H Baillie Scott now stock a selection of my ceramics. Situated in the Lake District, the Grade I listed house stocks work of leading contemporary craft-makers selected by Blackwell's Curator. Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria.