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Ludlow Spring Fair - ceramics from Alex Allpress at Ludlow Castle 10th - 11th May 2014 Alex Allpress will be there
Rising Stars 2014 at Milton Keynes Arts Centre 25th April to 31st May, 2014 Over 30 up and coming artists including ceramicists. Preview: Friday 25th of April 6:00 to 8:00pm, All welcome
BS9 Arts trail - Jitka Palmer at Blaise Park Stable Block 10th - 11th May 2014 Opportunity to see Jitka Palmer's studio and buy her exciting work. Venue 11. "I will be opening my sculpture studio at Blaise Castle stable block for the first time to public as part of the BS9 Art Trail"
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Pottery, pattern, colour and sources of inspiration - Carolyn Genders - 26th July to 1st August, 2014
The wonderful Kitchen Garden at West Dean, vibrant in colour and full of fruit and veg with intriguing shapes that make fantastic starting points for ceramic pieces, will be the source of inspiration for making ceramics.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Hang on the wall Flower vase - 29th May 2014 to 1st August, 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand building.
Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing - 30th April to 2nd July, 2014
Open to complete beginners and improvers this course will introduce you to the basic skills of working with the clay on the potters' wheel.
Create painterly surfaces on ceramics - Carolyn Genders - 10th - 12th October 2014
Create painterly and decorative ceramic surfaces as you gain a clear understanding of underglazes, glazes and oxides and how they can be applied. 

Harlequin Gallery to Close

John Rastall at Harlequin Gallery 68 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8LF has recently sent me the following notice:

It is with regret that I am writing to inform you that the Harlequin Gallery will be closing for business at 68 Greenwich High Road from 29th March 2009. This closing date has been brought forward from the end of 2009, as Trevor Coldrey feels that he needs to convert the ground floor into living accommodation as he is having increasing difficulty in dealing with the current arrangement that sees him living in the basement and upper two floors.

When taking over the gallery in February 1999 I did not think that the agreement we had would last this long and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Trevor for allowing me to continue for 10 happy years. Without his understanding and his decision to charge what is a very reasonable rent the gallery would not have been a viable proposition and, although I never started it with the intention of making my fortune, is has always been necessary for it to make a profit.

With this in mind it is very unlikely that I will be able to find alternative premises that would have a rent low enough to allow me to continue in the way that I have, although in an ideal world I would wish to do so. However, I am making every effort to continue to trade in some form and am currently trying to arrange several exhibitions for later in 2009 at other venues.

I will continue to keep you informed of further developments and if any of you have suggestions please let me know.

Thank you all for your support and, hopefully, continuing support over the coming months.

Editors Note:

I will be very sorry to see Harlequin close, as they have had and continue to have some great pottery exhibitions.  If anyone feels they can suggest possible alternative premises for John, please let him or me know as soon as possible.

Stephen Dee

John’s current show – full details on the website is from 5 October to 26 October and features: Deirdre Burnett, Yuriko Hill and Ursula Mommens (now a centenarian) – or as my mother was recently called (she is 101 now – a centurion!)


Posted on October 2 2008 under News.