News from Penny Withers
February 3 – March 4: ,POP ART AND POTS. Lotte Inch Gallery, YORK, YO30 7BL email@example.com
May 2 – Craft Centre and Design Gallery, The Headrow, LEEDS. LS1 3AB
May 14 : Ceramics in Charnwood. https://en-gb.facebook.com › Places › Loughborough › Region
June 9 – 11 : Potfest Scotland. www.potfest.co.uk/potfest-scotland
June 12 – July 1st: Church House Designs – http://www.churchhousedesigns.co.uk/index.html
July 21 – 23: Buxton Dome – Peak District Artisans -www.peakdistrictartisans.co.uk
September 1 – 3: Ceramic Wales. https://en-gb.facebook.com/ceramicwales
September 9 – 10: Pots and Food, Wardlow Mires. www.potsandfood.co.uk
September 23 – 24: Sheffield Ceramics Festival. https://www.sheffieldceramicsfestival.com
September 22 – October 9: Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. http://www.openeyegallery.co.uk
October 12 – 15: Handmade Kew.http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/shows/kew/exhibitors
November : Open Studio. YA/Persistence Works, 21 Brown St. Sheffield. S12BS. http: artspace.org.uk
Photo session, making Freeforms, with Ben Boswell. It was a privilege to work with Ben who is such an expert in photographing ceramics in the making. I was inspired to return to the Freeforms for their dramatic visual effects and in doing so discovering possibilities to develop them further.
KUNSTHIUS GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
‘ZWART – WIT’ Friday 15th January – Sunday 20th March
The Zwart – Wit exhibition showcases a select group of innovative photographers, printmakers, draftsmen and ceramicists from around the UK who are leading in their field, producing highly unique and arresting work.
Printmakers Dawn Brooks, Andrew Dalton
Draftsmen Sally Taylor, Stephen Carley
Photographers Tom Rodgers, Lucy Saggers, Steven Eric Parker
Ceramicists Penny Withers, Andrew Temple Smith, Catherine Warwick, Dianne Cross, Jin Eui Kim
“‘We believe your work and practice represents a unique and captivating collection which demonstrates a strong interest in contemporary arts discourse.”
On 30th June Terry Leung and Ngai Ming Yip came all the way from Hong Kong to learn the art of Freeform throwing.
On the Autumn equinox, 23rd of September 2014, I took part in a day of walking, talking and feasting. The day was organised by Emilie Taylor as a finale to her residency at Chatsworth and Sheffield Manor Lodge. Much of the discussion concerned social inequality, housing and the sharing of food. We arrived at Manor Lodge to find a barrel of ale and a table spread for a delicious meal. The tableware came from my Manor Ware range. As we dined we were entertained by Ray Hearn.The film was made by Richard Bolam.