Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Winter whites

White Flow jar (stoneware) height:150mm, diameter at widest 140mm

White Flow bottles (stoneware)
A selection of White Flow ceramics are currently available at the Front Room in Brampton, Cumbria; Cumbrian Ceramics, Upfront Gallery, near Penrith (until 10th January 2018) and this coming weekend (25th-26th November) at Glazed Expression 2017, Seven Stories, Ouseburn, Newcastle.

Sunday, 17 September 2017


From now to 28th November 2017:  an installation by Frances and Carolyn Marr at RSPB Geltsdale's gallery in the North Pennines, Cumbria. The RSPB blogpost about the show is here.

We have used locally-found materials - including river grit, peat, bracken and heather - combined with clay to create a series of artworks tailor-made for this gem of a gallery tucked under Tindale Fell, near Hallbankgate. The gallery is roughly 20 minutes' walk from the car park. There is disabled access.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

C-Art at the Moot 15-17th September 2017

We're in Brampton's 200-year-old Moot Hall in the market square, right in the centre of town, for this year's C-Art Festival. See our listing on C-Art website.

For the first time this year it's also C-Art Brampton Weekend with a variety of arty events happening all over Brampton and the surrounding area.

We'll be doing making demonstrations over the weekend: small sculptures, machine embroidery, drawing and jewellery. Open 10am - 5 pm for all three days. Disabled access.

Brampton's Moot Hall celebrates its 200 centenary this year

Monday, 31 July 2017

Curved forms

This pair of stoneware forms are now on view at the Cathedral Cafe, Carlisle

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Constant Ceramics

At Gateshead Library until July 1st 2017. Some of my continuous forms are on display, along with wonderful work by Christine Constant and a host of other makers involved with Bensham Pottery.

Continuous forms. White and coloured clays. Approx 9cm x 9cm x 9cm

Clusters (small white forms)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Small red forms

Continuous forms coloured with Egremont Red from West Cumbria. Approx 9cm x 9cm x 9cm.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


fit-in-the-hand therapy objects

Burnished moulded forms

Pipe-moulded forms, detail

New whites

New bottles and lamps will be among lots of new work on display at the Artisans' Market, 21st-23rd July, part of Music on the Marr in Castle Carrock this coming weekend. The preview for the Art show is Friday evening 6-7.30pm in the Watson Hall. All welcome!

Stoneware bottle with soft white glaze. h: 140mm, diameter at base: 60mm

White stoneware lamp: h: 420mm, diameter at base: 82mm

Saturday, 10 June 2017

EVAN Art Trail, Cumbria, 16-18 June 2017

Coming up next weekend: Eden Valley Artistic Network Art Trail (EVAN).

Delighted to be be exhibiting work with photographer Tricia Meynell and glass artist Jenia Gorfunkel at Garth Foot, Castle Carrock, Venue 21. We'll be open 10am to 5pm on all three days. For more information see the EVAN brochure and map.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Art at the Cathedral Cafe, Carlisle 20th April - 24th June 2017

Two earthenware lamps and a pot from the series "Women of the World" are appearing alongside lots of other works by local artists in Art at the Cathedral Cafe in Carlisle. Good food in a historic setting too!