|On Entry I received this beautiful program featuring all of the makers.|
The weather is notorious up on the moors and changed from blazing sunshine to low cloud, but by the time I arrived in York, the sun was shining again.
|Micklegate Bar - The main medieval entrance to the city of York.|
|Ancient wood beam & brick building.|
And after getting a bit lost and finding my way again, I arrived at the marquees in the museum's 10 acre botanical gardens.
|Ceramic Art York exhibition marquees.|
Rather than babble on about how brilliant and lovely and amazing everything was, I will let my pictures do the talking! I've included links to each of the artists below their pic if you'd like to find out more...
|Ashraf Hanna - ashrafhanna.net|
|Chris Barnes - www.morvernpottery.co.uk|
|Clare Wakefield - clairewakefieldceramics.com|
|Debbie Barber - www.debbiebarber.co.uk|
|Jin Eui Kim - www.jineuikim.com|
|Karin Hessenberg - www.karinhessenberg.co.uk|
|Kathleen Standen - www.kathleenstanden.com|
|Lara Scobie - www.larascobie-ceramics.com|
|Peter Beard - www.peterbeard.co.uk|
|Chiu-i Wu - www.chiuiwu.co.uk|
|Lisa Katzenstein - www.lisakatzenstein.co.uk|
|Catalogue & Postcards from Peter Beard.|
These reduction fired beads were from London based Karen Bunting.
|Beads by Karen Bunting|
And I couldn’t pass by the book & tool stand, run by the Craft Potters Association, without a good browse. Here, I purchased Kathleen Standen’s ‘Additions to clay bodies’ It’s a really informative book, full of unusual techniques to create texture in your work. (Kathleen made the stunning buoy vessel pictured above.)
|Bookshop & tool purchases.|
And I was good in the tool section, and only came away with a couple of serrated ribs.
I’m currently obsessed with reticulation glazes and have been doing some actual testing to try and create interesting surface textures, so seeing Paul Wearing’s beautiful bowls, I knew I had to have one.
|Paul Wearing and his beautiful work. www.paulwearingceramics.com|
Paul is based in Cardiff and takes his inspiration from urban and rural landscapes. I could have taken everything on his display, but I settled for this bowl.
|Paul Wearing glazed bowl|
|The base is just as stunning!|
It’s beautiful, the more I look at it, the more I see. The depth of the texture and colours is incredible, I’ve stared at it for hours!
|St. Mary's Abbey|
|Another view of the remains.|
And then it was back on the M62 for home.