I was invited to appear on BBC Radio Kent today talking about my Tureen Heads. The topic being discussed on the show was hoarding or decluttering and the lady presenter – Erika North had bought two of my heads from a Gallery in Margate… She was delighted with them and was telling everyone how she […]
It’s Hey Clay this weekend! A nationwide scheme organised by the Crafts Council to get folks started with the rather addictive medium of clay… Lovely to see the Crafts Council using the image of my Curious Curiosities tiger jars as inspiration too 🙂
Brilliant to be in this months Crafts magazine advertising the Crafts Council Directory. This is the second issue on the trot that has used the advert with the image of my heads… The advert has also made it into the V&A Mag and the Collect brochure among others 🙂
Very excited to have my Michael Gove busts featuring in the York Art Gallery highlights from the Rainbow wall of colour. I’m one of 4 objects selected from the blue colour range by cabinet curator Fiona Green..
I seem to have made it into the York Art Gallery’s book for Clare Twomey’s Manifest: 10,000 hours commission. I was busy with my AA2A+ residency with York College and York Art Gallery at the time and I helped to make well over 100 bowls for this. Still, bit of a surprise finding myself and the lovely […]
Today is the official launch of the Crafts Council Directory, the advertising today has been going a little something like this…. Brilliant advertising for my Tureen Heads I would say! Thanks Crafts Council… Check out my directory profile using the following link: http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/karen-thompson/
A piece in today’s York Press about the Toast exhibition at the New School House Gallery in York. Loving the close up of my Charmology Head II shot 🙂 http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/leisure/exhibitions/12933894.Toast__School_House_Gallery__Peasholme_Inn__York_until_May_9/
Great to see my Porcelain Sandwiches mentioned in Charles Hutchinson’s pick of 2014… http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/leisure/theatre/11697571.Charles_Hutchinson_makes_his_pick_of_arts_and_culture_events_from_2014/
My Tureen heads feature in this weekends Yorkshire Post Magazine… Sat, Nov 8th 2014.
Today saw my first front page cover of a magazine. The Skinny (Northwest) September 2014 issue features a detail from Goveshy. The skinny is the leading entertainment & listings magazine for Manchester, Liverpool and surrounding areas with a distrubution of 24,680 free copies. Click the link below to browse through the magazine. http://issuu.com/theskinny/docs/the_skinny_northwest_issue_18?e=1069858/9156715#search
August 21st sees the nationwide release of the Art Party film by Tim Newton and Bob & Roberta Smith. I’m really looking forward to seeing it!! I shall definitely be at SJT in Scarborough watching. GOVESHY will also be making an appearance for the night of the 21st at the SJT in Scarborough… GOVESHY even […]
A piece about the Porcelain Sandwiches in the Treasurer’s Garden in today’s York Press… http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11284319.Spot_the_ceramic_sandwiches_in_Treasurer_s_House_garden/
A piece on York Curiouser and my Porcelain Sandwiches in today’s York Press… http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/leisure/exhibitions/11274603.York_Curiouser__various_locations_around_York__June_14_to_July_7/
A Full Page article in todays Northern Press. Steve Pratt interviewed me about my work for the forthcoming ‘York Curiouser’ which kicks off at the weekend… Northern Echo 12/06/14 Read the article online here – http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/entertainment/11273636.This_sandwich_provides_food_for_thought/
The Crafts Council very kindly covered me on their #todayimmaking feature. Thanks guys. Today I’m making Porcelain Sandwiches for York Curiouser
Great review by Anna Burnside in Crafts Magazine, pity she got the wrong end of the stick/knife & fork with the Death of Sainsbury’s though. She surmised that Monrow is feeding the tiger not eating the tiger. I shall have to re-look at how I display this piece in the future. I had previously displayed […]
Hidden Agenda – socially Conscious Craft at Berwick Granary Gallery… exhibition preview in the Journal 19/03/2014 http://www.thejournal.co.uk/culture/arts-culture-news/berwick-exhibition-reveals-craft-social-6848342
The first public announcement of the artists involved with York Curiouser in todays York Press… http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10963519.York_Curiouser_art_event_to_encourage_people_to_explore_hidden_areas_of_the_city/
My tureen heads feature in the new booklet for the National Glass Centre. I have a showcase with the Glass Centre running from 17th January until the 4th May. The Tureen heads will be included in the showcase along with other works.
‘Inviting people to throw things at the head of a cabinet minister is perhaps not the most diplomatic way of advocating anything to the government’ I never was any good with diplomacy & tact… It was great fun however! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25050676