I’m opening my studio on Saturday 14th December for Open Studios. 11am – 5pm with a wee little party going on into the evening. Also opening up are the amazing Badgers of Bohemia (number 11) , Captain Ants and Nina Hughes (number 10). I’m at number 14 and you will find us all on the balcony […]
I was back again at Newcastle central train station recently for another ‘Northbound’ pop-up exhibition. This time I took 4 of my large A1 sized portraits – Mystery Man, Ring Leader, The Victim Player and Dreaming of Abacus. The work received great attention… I really love doing this annual pop up exhibition, such lovely organisers […]
Ha ha… News has just reached me that one of my porcelain sandwiches is out on display in the reception of the Leeds HQ of the Arts Council offices, this apparently has moved with them from the Dewsbury office where it was also on display… The lovely chap there who took a photo of it […]
I have some of my work in an exhibition at the Art Exchange, University of Essex. This runs from 13th May until 11th June and features some of my work from the ‘Qwerty’ series – Retro Keyboard, Meltdown, Tactile Keyboard, and Qwerty Cuneiform Tablet are all on display along with works from another 8 artists. […]
Very pleased to hear that all three Tureen Heads sold at the Platform Open at Morphets in Harrogate, great to see the show was a huge success… Well done Heidi Donohoe on your new venture!
Three of my Tureen Heads will be winding their way over to Harrogate later in the month for the Platform Open, this is on the weekend of 3rd & 4th October at Morphets. Morphets of Harrogate, 6 Albert Street, Harrogate, HG1 1JG. opening times: Sat 3rd Oct 10-6pm, Sun 4th Oct 10-4pm
The Opening of the redeveloped York Art Gallery sees the new ceramic galleries extended and renamed CoCA (Centre of Ceramic Art). I’m very happy to have some work included in the opening of these galleries. Some of my Michael Gove busts from the Goveshy are in the Rainbow wall of pots. There are also two […]
Some of my work has wound its way over to Staithes for the opening of the lovely new venture by Ian and Stef Mitchell. Staithes Studio is opening in time for the Summer Solstice. you can find one of my Trilogy of Death’s for sale there alongside some of my mugs and cups. http://staithesstudios.com/
I’ve got some work on display in a group exhibition at the New School House Gallery in York. The exhibition ‘Toast’ is curated by five fine art students studying at York St. John’s University. There are five artists in total showing a mix of work and the exhibition runs until the 9th May 2015. Karen Thompson’s […]
Just filling in and returning the accession forms for the Crafts Council. A GOVESHY Bust for the Crafts Council Collection and a Porcelain Sandwich for the Handling Collection. Great News!
I’m just starting my AA2A (artists access to art college) placement with York College. I have also been selected by York Museums Trust for a ‘Plus’ placement which means I will be working directly with the Trust. During my residency I intend to make some form of response to York Museums Trusts ceramics collection. I’m looking forward to […]
York Curiouser kicks off next weekend. I’ll be out and about on the morning of Saturday 14th placing the first batches of porcelain sandwiches. Some of the places they will be going are the Museums Gardens, The York Walls, Kings Manor and the Treasures House… I’m interested to see the response to them! Getting excited […]
A lovely opening on Saturday at the Granary Gallery in Berwick Upon Tweed for the Hidden Agenda exhibition. It was lovely to meet the artist Doug Jones who co curated the exhibition and was showing a fab piece of work called Generations, also the artist Katie Davies who was just a couple of days into […]
My exhibition opened yesterday at 108 Fine Art in Harrogate, it runs until the 22nd February. It includes recent ceramics and Drawings. Please contact Andrew Stewart at 108 Fine Art for more details. +44 (0)1423 709108 / 07798 908857
I set up my second showcase with the National Glass Centre in Sunderland today. It runs until 4th May, it includes Tureen Heads, Eyeball Vases, PMN2 Landmines & Goveshy Busts.
A lovely start to the week! Just received this email this morning – what a surprise… “I thought you might like to know that the pierced porcelain mug and badge featuring an image of Emmanuel Cooper – which you very kindly sent him a few years ago – is on display as part of […]
A couple of exhibition shots selected from At Sixes and Sevens. Clockwise from the top… THE CRITICS, Karen Thompson 2013. UNTITLED, Steven Potter 2013. ABSURD MULTIPLES, Susan Timmins 2013. MARKET PRICES, Jade Montserrat 2013.
The P.V. this Friday 7th June 8pm – 10pm of At Sixes & Sevens, a joint exhibition of all the resident Crescent Arts Artists. The exhibition is on for a month, it’s also open to the public on Sunday 9th June and Sunday 16th June from 11pm – 4pm
Charmology Head II found its way to 108 Fine Art on Cold Bath Road, Harrogate this week, it joins the Trilogy of Death & PMN-2 Landmines which are already on display there (alongside some mighty fine pieces by Stephen Bird). I will be having an exhibition with 108 Fine Art in October 2013.
Andy Terrett, Ed Asquith & Karen Thompson. The news poster competition Crescent Arts ran in conjunction with the exhibition was won by Andy Terrett. Thanks a million to Ed Asquith, editor of the Scarborough News for coming down for the Museums at Night evening to judge the entries. It was great hearing Ed talk about […]
In the ring with Tigger Watts, Thompson The Terror of the Tyne’s knockout moment A couple of pics from the ART KO! MUSEUMS AT NIGHT RUMPUS event on Friday evening in the foyer of Scarborough Art Gallery. I was in the ring taking on Scarborough Museums Trusts – Tigger Watts. I won the round, yay! […]