14 May- 24th July
Spring Fling Exhibit, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Spring Fling - the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Trail - The Biscuit Factory is exhibiting a curated collection of pieces from Spring Fling artists, old and new. As the receiver of the Emerge Bursary from Upland, my work is being displayed as the emerging artist in this year's festival.
6pm 1st June
Spring Fling Opening Evening
I will be opening my doors before the main event with a relaxed evening of wine and conversation. For those who would like first-look of the new collection and the opportunity to talk to me about my work before the Spring Fling rush starts, come along on the evening of June 1st.
Alongside a prestigious crowd of local artists, I will be presenting a large collection of new work for the Spring Fling arts trail. The pieces for sale will be a reflection of the mentoring I have received through the Emerge Bursary, with new forms and decorations on display to the public for the first time. Come along - I'd love to see you!
'Pots, plants and food' at the stunning Bodrhyddan Hall, among a some of the UK's top ceramicists. I will be bringing a taste of Galloway in the form of my new collection, inspired by Scotland's landscape and developed through the Emerge Bursary.
Tickets can be found on the Ceramics Wales website: www.ceramicwales.com
A truly unique event and one of my favourites, Wardlow Mires is a pottery and food festival created by potters and hosted by the Three Stags Inn, in Derbyshire. Details can be found on the Wardlow Mires facebook page here.
Potfest in the Pens
Opening in 1994, Potfest was the first pottery show in the UK. Despite showcasing ceramics in seven different shows over the year, Potfest is still a down-to-earth place to buy in person and meet the maker. I will be displaying pieces newly developed during the summer months, further exploring innovative decoration.