London Craft Week

I am really looking forward to being part of Design Nation’s Marks & Tools exhibition as part of London Craft Week not only because of the stellar line up but also because it has given me a chance to show some of my more expressive work. Platters make a great canvas and I have enjoyed the freedom to make marks with brushes and bottles of glaze.

The finished work will be on display at the Gallery@Oxo from the 4th-7th May

Clerkenwell Design Week

Now the work for  Delamore has been installed, this week I am concentrating on my new ‘spirits’ range which I am launching at CDW16. Today I really enjoyed glazing my new tray. You can see the colours look really pale before the heat of the kiln changes them, hopefully they will be a lovely royal blue and yellow when they are done. The tray is also very neat and round at the moment, I choose to use porcelain not just because it is white and very strong but also because it moves in the kiln giving a uniqueness to each piece which I love. Fingers crossed for a good firing this week.  Happy Monday, Taz 

 

New Designers One Year On

I am really excited to be exhibiting at New Designers again. I has been a long hard slog in the run up to the show not least because of recovering from appendicitis but also because I have come up against nearly every technical challenge ceramics can throw at you. Still with a ridiculous amount of stubbornness and a great deal of support from friends and family I am getting there. I may not be awake enough to speak to anybody next week but I think the work looks good. Phew.

Home-London

Well I think I have just about recovered. What an amazing few days with Katie (coadg), Fanny, Annabel, Nancy and of course Keith, all fabulously talented and lovely too.

Some pics of us getting ready and packing down. I also took a few of the inside of Earls Court not just because it will be demolished soon but I love all the industrial pipes and framework.

I am so pleased with the amount of interest my work got and I am really excited to see what happens over the next few weeks, I will keep you posted. Not only did I get a great response to my work but I have learnt so much from the experience. I feel much better prepared to do this kind of show in the future and so many people were generous with their advice and help, from taking style shots to pricing and stand design.

Here are some of Yeshen Venema’s photographs of the show. Yeshen is a product photographer for designer/makers check him out @ www.yeshenvenema.com

Wowzers what a year

So much has happened in the past year its gonna be hard to squeeze it all in but needless to say I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my new business. From building giant sculptures to my first large scale commission and being shortlisted and selected for several shows and awards, awesome!

So moving on to 2014 I will be showing my work as part of the Confessions of a design geek stand at Home London from the 12th-14th of January and I have new stockists in the pipeline and new branding so watch this space.

I would also like to introduce you to my trusty assistant Nicola, who has just joined team Taz :),

Nicola

Nicola

Nicola is super fabulous and super organised so much so she even dreams in lists (I am not joking). I think every artist needs someone like Nicola to keep them in check. Nicola will also be managing the new online shop which will be up and running by the end of next week.

So thank you for your support during 2013 and I cant wait to see what 2014 will bring. Happy New Year, Taz

Beaker vase and mini lunar jar

Beaker vase and mini lunar jar