This was the first time that I had exhibited at Art in the Gardens. I was in the Northern Potters tent with seven other potters. Small items went well like the pebbles and spoons and I sold my favourite round platter. Enjoyed the weekend very much. It was a relaxed and friendly event with people happy to be outside.
Just visited the Art in the Gardens at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield mainly to see the Northern Potters display. I (Janet) had one piece on display which actually sold! I am delighted even though I was sad to see it go. See below.
Art in the Gardens was a great success this year despite Covid. There were two timed slots in the day so that meant you had to make sure you looked round at everything rather than dipping in and out. Very well organised and a very pleasant morning. Northern Potters reported that sales were good this year and thought this was due to people being more focussed on the exhibitions rather than just having a social day out.
These are some recent pots.
They are stoneware with blue slip decoration. The lines sometimes create new forms echoing the basic form of the chosen shape. The large jug isn’t functional – its too heavy and big!
But the lines help to enliven its sturdy form and suggest the origins of the shape. The large Pebble vase is reminiscent of the sea and how the shapes are smoothed with the action of the water over time.