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An Ice Crystal ‘Smile’

September 28, 2012

Beautiful ‘smile’ of a rainbow in the sky, which hung over us for at least 20 mins on 22nd Sept, the children were very pleased to see it.

A Cold & Quiet Studio

September 13, 2012

There’s an eerie silence and cool temperature inside the studio as the beating heart of the place is cold. We’re and in the middle of a pot change and annual maintenance, now counting the days to getting her up to temperature and making again.

Oriel Davies Gallery

A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wales  Oriel Davies is the largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft. They’ve taken a few of our small bowls for their new craft showcase.


Design Nation

September 10, 2012

Pleased to say, we are members of Design Nation. Have a look at their new site to find beautiful work across the board.

Who ? Loads of info on the site about its illustrious history and it’s new era.

Mission Statement:
Design Nation successfully connects the excellence in Craft, Design and Product by providing collaboration between entrepreneur, industry and a wider creative economy. Design Nation addresses the present whilst challenging the future for British design through a framework of support across the UK and internationally.

Design Nation; future thinking for design and craft.

Design Nation is the only Design Craft and Product database and membership that is solely selected by the peers of the design industry. A selection process that brings with it a proud and prestigious role of ensuring the data base and its members represent the dynamic and changing industry of British Design.

New Web site Launched last week as part of the London Design Festival.

have a look here


Domestic Matters

Exhibition at CAA curated by Brian Kennedy & Peter Ting on until 6th October for which we have made 5 small black bowls.

domesticMATTERS, Contemporary Applied Arts exhibition for London Design Festival 2012, will transform the gallery into the imagined home of a collector of Modernist furniture and 21st Century craft. Curators, Brian Kennedy and Peter Ting, revisit the parallels between the basic tenets of modernist design and the
concerns and approaches underpinning the work of some of our finest contemporary British craft makers.

Important pieces of Modernist furniture from the Rocket Gallery collection will act as the backdrop for an installation that will showcase an inspirational selection of functional works from CAA members.

domesticMATTERS addresses the link between contemporary craft makers and some of the most important design and manufacturing companies supporting contemporary British design. It is an exhibition with a mission; the ultimate goal is to stimulate and develop interaction between uniquely skilled designer makers, potential producers and retailers.

British Glass Biennale

September 3, 2012

On until 15th Sept. Good show… if you are in or near Stourbridge have a look see. The building has had a successful makeover and the work is a broad selection of all manner of pieces. You will find one of our Landscape Study bowls in the show and an excellent catalogue to go along with it.