Sunday, 31 May 2009

Sissinghurst gardens

Battle In Vain



Red Orange Yellow

Richard Of York

Vegetable garden at Sissinghurst


"Sissinghurst's garden was created in the 1930s by Vita Sackville-West, poet
and gardening writer, and her husband
, author and diplomat. Sackville-West was a
writer on the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group
who found her greatest popularity in the weekly columns she
contributed as gardening correspondent of
, which incidentally – for she never touted
it – made her own garden famous. Sissinghurst's garden
is one of the best-loved in the
whole of the United Kingdom
, drawing visitors from all over the world. The garden itself is
designed as a series of "rooms", each with a different character of colour
and/or theme, divided by high clipped hedges and pink brick walls."

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Kate Haywood wins a prize at the 56th Premio Faenza International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art 09'

Kate has won a Prize in memory of “Eleuterio Ignazi” reserved for a young ceramist for her work “Red multiform"

"Held for the first time in 1938, the Competition of Contemporary
Ceramic Art “Premio Faenza” turned international in 1963 and in this specific
sector is the event that boasts the title of being the first of its kind and of
the longest duration. The “Premio Faenza”, which is awarded to the winner of the
International Ceramic Art Competition of Faenza is still today one of the most
important ceramic recognitions on a world wide level.

The aim of the 2009 edition of the International Ceramic Art
Competition is to bring the newest and most innovative proposals in the field of
ceramic art to Faenza and to offer this cultural event to the public as part of
the International Ceramic Events organised by the International Museum of
Ceramics in Faenza - Foundation, to be held between 27th June and 27th
September, 2009."

Friday, 22 May 2009

Open Studio at the old reed bed

Jean Lowe

Alison Swan

Alison Blackburn

Pam Dodds

Olivia Schlevogt
Old Reed Bed Studios, The Street, Lower Halstow, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7DY T

Saturday and Sunday 13/14 & 20/21 June 2009 12 noon – 6 pm each day.

Featuring ceramics by Jean Lowe, Pam Dodds and Alison Swan Jewellery by Olivia Schlevogt Textiles by Alison Blackburn Contemporary basketry by guest artist Stella Harding With Floral Designs by Roz Berry

Monday, 18 May 2009


Pie Bird


Andrea Wagner

"The tactile visual language of the intriguing
surfaces and carefully chosen material combinations in Andrea Wagner's work
communicates the stories or thoughts behind her work which is often based on the
intricacies of interaction, of communication, or of living itself.

See Andrea's work on: