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Mo Jupp – 70th Birthday Celebration Exhibition at the Where I Fell in Love Gallery

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Sunday 23rd November 2008 - Sunday 18th January 2009. Where I Fell in Love Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 4AG. Mo Jupp, one of the UK’s leading and most prestigious sculptor/ceramicists has chosen the Where I Fell in Love Gallery for his Seventieth Birthday Retrospective Exhibition. Read the rest of this entry »

Influences & Inspiration – an exhibition of Arts & Crafts from the 1860s to the present day

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Wednesday 10th September – Wednesday 24thSeptember 2008  -10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire, GL4 8EX

Simon Chorley Art and Antiques, in conjunction with John Beer of OsbornandMercer.com are pleased to present their 2008 Arts and Crafts exhibition, ‘Influences and Inspiration’. This is a combined loan and selling exhibition which will provide a rare opportunity to purchase furniture and decorative objects from the period together with pieces produced today using the same methods and ideals. Read the rest of this entry »

Major Exhibition of new work by Andrew McGarva at Whichford Pottery

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Saturday 12th July – Sunday 3rd August in The Octagon Gallery at Whichford Pottery.
Andrew’s pots are special for their skilled bold throwing and freehand painted decoration. He has adapted the historical techniques of country pottery and English Delftware to produce a fully hand-made range of functional decorative pots for modern use. Each piece is unique and the painting an ever changing art. This will be Andrew’s first one-man exhibition in the UK since 1997. Read the rest of this entry »

A fine collection of Chinese Pottery for Sale at Simon Chorley Art & Antiques

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Thursday 26th June 2008- Simon Chorley, Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire,GL4 8EX
A sale of a fine collection of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain. Four private collections, all from Gloucestershire, containing examples from the Song dynasty (960-1279) right through to the 19th century, will be sure to get the collector’s attention.

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Jekka & Jekyll at Whichford Pottery – celebrating the work of two doyennes of the gardening world

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Friday 6th June & Saturday 7th June – Jekka McVicar and Paul Williams are at Whichford Pottery near Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire. They will be giving talks on both days – at 11 am “Herbs are more than a Garnish” by Jekka McVicar and at 2 pm “Planting in the Jekyll Style” by Paul Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Whichford Pottery holds a major selling exhibition of Salt & Soda Pottery

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Saturday 12th April to Sunday 11th May in the Octagon Gallery at Whichford Pottery
A rare opportunity to enjoy the work of fourteen of Britain’s leading Salt and Soda Potters.

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Classic pottery comes to Corinium Museum

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Benjamin, David, Simon & Patricia EelesGo potty over pottery at the Corinium Museum this winter and come and feast your eyes on a wide range of family wares.

The Eeles Family Pottery exhibition will be on display at the Park Street museum from November 3rd until January next year, and will showcase a vast collection of pottery dishes, platters, vases, jars, cooking pots, cheese dishes and wine jars.

All the pottery is available to buy, and is decorated individually using a wide range of techniques. It is mainly the Stoneware type, which is primarily made from clay, as well as Porcelain and Raku types. Inspiration for the patterns are mainly drawn from nature, with grasses, leaves, flowers and shells usually illustrated onto the items.

Naked Raku Vase by S EelesThe Eeles family – who are David and Patricia, and their sons Benjamin and Simon – work from a 17th Century coaching inn in west Dorset. In the past fifty years, David and his family have shown their pottery at over two hundred exhibitions across Great Britain.

David and Patricia & their sons Benjamin and Simon work together in the village of Mosterton.

The family work in partnership to produce an extensive range of pottery, mainly Stoneware with some Porcelain and Raku. The Stoneware and Porcelain is fired in a three chambered oriental type dragon kiln. The Raku is fired in a small cross draft wood fired kiln, lifted out with tongs and then flamed on sawdust. This gives the rainbow colours on the pots. The Raku is fired to 1000 degrees, the Stoneware and Porcelain to 1280 degrees centigrade. For more information, click on the Eeles Family website link below or visit their gallery at Mosterton.

Breadcrock by Simon EelesAnyone wanting further information on the museum and any events going on should contact Jane Bovenizer or Helen Arbon on 01285 655611 or email museums@cotswold.gov.uk to find out more.

Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX

Eeles Family Pottery,
Mosterton,
Beaminster,
Dorset,
DT8 3HN
www.eelespottery.co.uk

Whichford Pottery Annual Sale plus a visit from Chris Beardshaw

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Friday 23rd November to Sunday 9th December – Whichford Pottery, near Shipston on Stour

Whichford Pottery are very well known in gardening circles and have been making classic hand-made English Flowerpots since 1976. Coming up is their Annual Sale when there will be fabulous discounts off fabulous flowerpots and much much more – “Pot luck” bargains, beautiful orchids from a local grower- lily bulbs – home-made soup and teas on the first day and at weekends as well as the new Octagon gallery shop.

On Saturday 24th November Chris Beardshaw, the popular award-winning gardener, designer, author and presenter will be talking about his future plans and what inspires him in his talk “Behind the Scenes” at 11.00 and 14.00. Booking is essential and tickets are £10.00.

Whichford Pottery
Whichford
Shipston on Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 5PG
Telephone 01608 684416

www.whichfordpottery.com
The Pottery is open every day for the Sale period from 10.00 to 17.00

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Whichford Pottery – the Dry Garden event
Chris Beardshaw says ‘Plant a tree for future generations’

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