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 Thanks to everyone who joined us for Bankside spring open studio, it was a great weekend packed full of demos, pots, competitions and cake! For your diary, our next open studio event will be in July on Sat 11th and Sunday 12th.

click here to see photos of the weekend on the Bankside Flickr page

https://flic.kr/s/aHsk9XtfeC

Congratulations to Freya, winner of the “Bankside Improvised Mural Prize”

Bankside mural prize winner

see pictures of the other contenders

https://www.flickr.com/photos/132027609@N06/sets/72157651813477539/

 

 

Open studio this weekend

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Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April, 10am – 5.30pm

Come and visit 9 Bankside and see six makers in one place!
Demonstrations and pieces for sale

Belatrova, Stuart Houghton Pottery, Wendy Houghton, Fleen Doran, Japan Garden and Sunny Todd Prints.

5% of all sales will go to St Michael’s Hospice

9 Bankside Industrial Estate, Little Marcle Road, Ledbury, HR8 2DR.
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Spring open workshop weekend

spring open workshopSaturday 25th and Sunday 26th April, 10am – 5.30pm

Come and visit 9 Bankside and see six makers in one place.

Belatrova, Stuart Houghton Pottery, Wendy Houghton, Fleen Doran, Japan Garden and Sunny Todd Prints.

There will be demonstrations over the weekend as well as pieces for sale, watch this space for more details!

5% of all sales will go to St Michael’s Hospice

 

Open Studio, this weekend and next

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Friday 28th – Sunday 30th Nov and Friday 5th -Sunday 7th December

Open from 10-5 pm Friday – Sunday

BelatrovaFleen DoranWendy Houghton and I would like to invite you to our Christmas Open Weekends at the Studio at 9 Bankside in Ledbury. We have been busy sprucing the place up and making  a festive display in our gallery area for this weekend and the following. Come and join us for pots,  mince pies and a glass of wine!

New colours

Just a reminder that I be at Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair this weekend, 14-16th November at the Courtyard Arts Centre in Hereford, look forward to seeing some familiar faces there. When you visit my stand, don’t forget to enter the pottery Christmas Prize Draw! Just leave your email address with me for the chance to win a winter-warming porcelain casserole dish or cheese platter.

This will be your first chance to see my new range of colours that I have developed for Christmas. The kiln is packed and the pieces are being fired today.

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Christmas Open studio in Ledbury

BelatrovaFleen DoranWendy Houghton and I would like to invite you to our Christmas Open Weekends at the Studio at 9 Bankside in Ledbury. We will be sprucing the place up and making space for a festive display in our gallery area on the weekends of 28/30th November and 5/7 December. Open from 10-6 pm Friday and Saturday and 10- 5.30 pm Sunday with a wide variety of pots. You’ll find something “individual” for family and friends this Christmas in our selection. Don’t miss my new cheese platters – great for your Christmas cheese “spread”. It beats the High Street battle!

 

 

In Full Swing!

 

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for the opening night party! It was a great night with delicious food, and dancing to the superb music from the Rushton Rhythm Quartet

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We are open until 14th September every day, so please call in, see the work and meet the makers here at 9 Bankside. Porcelain tableware by me Stuart Houghton, Designer tables and painted ceramics by Belatrova, Fleen Doran’s wood fired tableware and Wendy Houghton porcelain sculpture.

Just follow the pink H.art signs to venues 29, 30 and 31. Open Mon – Sat 10.00 – 5.30 and Sunday 10.00 – 5.00

 

Getting ready for H.art

With H.art just over a fortnight away we have been busy transforming a part of the workshop into a gallery area where we will be showing and selling work by myself, Stuart Houghton, Belatrova, and Fleen Doran. Wendy Houghton will also be opening up her Studio just around the corner. So come and visit us all and see the workshop where the pots and made and fired.

 

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The workshop will be open for two weeks 6th – 14th September.

Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 5.30 Sunday 10.00 – 5.00

Click here for directions and Look out for pink H.art signs

Pots for Tinsmiths

Jugs, mugs and bowls  made to order for Tinsmiths in Ledbury are in the kiln being glazed, ready for delivery to the shop next week!

Once fired to stoneware the brown glaze you see in the photo will become a rich high gloss brown black and the pale glaze will become a lovely soft green we call Celadon.

Tinsmiths is a wonderful shop in the heart of Herefordshire market town of Ledbury. Tinsmiths sells a beautiful range of things for the home including  fabrics, lighting, homeware and artists prints. As well as my porcelian tableware you will find other pieces made by local artists and craftsman, well worth a visit!

Mugs and Jugs for Tinsmiths

Mugs and Jugs for Tinsmiths

Tinsmiths pots in the kiln

Tinsmiths pots in the kiln