It’s that time of year when I hunker down in my studio and work on new pieces for the South East Open Studios event (see my SEOS page) which this year starts on Friday 9th June 2017 – this date is looming in my calendar and I’m spending more time in my studio, beavering away making new sculptures for my latest ‘homeware’ range.
These photos demonstrate my working method of cutting patterns from vintage ceramics and laying the pieces out in different designs, until I can see what works best. This range of crockery is from the J & G Meakin Studio and is called ‘Impact’.
As well as the crockery designed by J & G Meakin, I absolutely love the work of Alfred Meakin – an incredibly talented family of three brothers: A Meakin (Ltd) Alfred Meakin (Tunstall) Ltd. Alfred Meakin Ltd was set up in 1875 and operated from the Royal Albert, Victoria and Highgate Potteries in Tunstall. Alfred Meakin was the brother of James and George Meakin who ran a large pottery company in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
I’m getting excited about opening my studio to the public, so I hope if you’re reading this you’ll visit the SEOS website and come and find me at my studio in June, where I’ll be running workshops and demonstrating the direct method of mosaic making.