I’ve been spending a lot of time in the workshop lately, because I’ve been accepted for York Open Studios! Open Studios is a country-wide initiative where selected makers open their studios for a couple of weekends in April, allowing people to see where the work is made, meet the artist and possibly buy work direct. Some of the plates above will eventually look like this:
But I am also working on some exciting (I think!) new designs for the event.
If you happen to be in or around York on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 8th, 9th, 10th April, please stop by to say hello! There will be lots of work to see (and workshops to nosy around) all over York on those two weekends – ceramics, textiles, wood, jewellery, sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media…… Pretty much everything handmade in an arty fashion.
It’s always very relaxed, with no pressure to buy, and as a bonus it’s a great chance to meet the artists you have always admired and see their work outside of a gallery setting.
This will be the first time I will be participating so it’s a little bit scary and I’ll miss visiting all the artists but it’ll be a great experience.
Right, got to go fill the kiln again – April is only round the corner!