Friday, 15 February 2013

A busy year ahead

Well 2013 has started with being accepted into Potfest in the Park
this is going to be as well as doing the craft shows and supplying galleries so a busy year ahead.

I have had some great new galleries in the last few months

The National Glass Centre in Sunderland had bought some work for their showcase exhibition area

O'Neils Gallery in Bath, has a selection of work for their recent opening in November so hoping he has a great start

Limekiln Gallery in Calstock only a mile from me has been taking my work since late last year 

Karensa Art, a gallery in Padstow have just taken some new work today for their re-opening tomorrow

I have been making some naked raku pieces over the last few months and plan to make more, I have been experimenting with clay mixes to get a whiter smoother clay to get some finer shapes so lots of things on the go.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Welcome to my new blog

I am Chris Hawkins, a studio potter from Plymouth although I have migrated up the Tamar Valley to my current workshop on the banks of the Tamar at Gunnislake.
My workshop
I make raku fired handthrown ceramics and sell predominantly through galleries around the country and also at a few contemporary craft shows around the south of the country.

I was originally trained by Hugh West, now potting in La Borne, France. He trained me to be a production thrower and that attention to detail still applies to my work today.
I have just sent a recent delivery of work off to the Lander Gallery in Truro, Cornwall and am now finishing work for a new craft show at the Burghley Horse Trials next week.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

July 2012 Update

I have just delivered some Copper Matt & White Glazed pieces to a new gallery in Exeter for a large summer exhibition
Gloss Gallery, Exeter, 01392 278522
"Coast and Country" - 20th July to 15th September
Private View 19th July - Click here for invite


I have also been invited to exhibit at a gallery near me in Calstock, Cornwall and I delivered some Copper Matt, White Glazed & Naked Raku work to them on 10th July
Limekiln Gallery, Calstock, 01822 834654

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

June 2012 Update

I have been invited to become a full member of the Studio Pottery website and have just got my profile uploaded, take a look  - My Profile 

I recently delivered some new pieces to The Lander Gallery, Truro for their Elements: Earth, Air, Fire & Water exhibition that is now open.

I have made some larger Copper Matt Raku pieces for this exhibition.

Large Copper Matt Bottles above & below

Copper Matt Vessel below

Copper Matt Vessel below

Have also booked for a new one day ceramics festival Hand & Wheel in Bristol - September 30th 2012 so see you there.