I will be showing my work at the very prestigious Wardlow Mires Pottery & Food Festival, hosted in a marquee in a field near to The Three Stags Head, Wardlow Mires, Wardlow, Derbyshire SK17 8RW on Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September 2022.

See the catalogue and further information on the following link: https://www.potsandfood.co.uk

I will be bringing along some platters inspired by ‘Views from my Window’, a series of photographs in which I capture the ever changing light and colours of the landscape.

Earthscapes Statement:

I live in the Staffordshire Moorlands and l notice marks and patterns in the landscape. I look at the moon, the sky, the rain when it pours, and rocks in streams. I like the energy of the environment and try to express some of that through my mark making. 


In these coils pots I have been further exploring the possibilities of terracotta clay and coloured slips, contrasts of surface marks and textures, and how to create a warm matt surface without always using a glossy glaze. Colour is important to me. I like the warmth and richness of these combinations.

Knotted Identities – August 2022

I  am very pleased to announce that this series of workshops is now back on, after being cancelled two years ago because of Covid.

I will be working with KARVAN facilitator Emma Varughese on this ‘Knotted Identities’ project. Using creative non-fiction and clay we will draw on historic and modern influences to reflect on how identities of Staffordshire Moorland communities are constructed and expressed. I am one of 3 artists invited to deliver creative workshops to community groups at different locations in the Staffordshire Moorlands.  These are: The Art Barn, Longnor with a group of creatives from the Longnor area; Butterton with the Women’s Institute; and Tean with the Youth Club. We will make a journey with ‘KARVAN: together we travel‘, an artistically-renovated caravan, along routes of memory and identity. The work created will celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of the people and landscape. It will be complemented by an online travelogue produced throughout the process. completed work may be exhibited at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek.

See pictures of the KARVAN here- https://worldlits.wordpress.com/karvan-video-and-gallery/

This project is Funded by The Arts Council.

April 2022.

I will be showing my work at this Ceramics Festival in Sheffield.

August 4th – 31st 2022:

LAND, SEA AND SKY EXHIBITION at The Mill Yard Studio Gallery, Caudwell’s Mill, Rowsley, Derbyshire DE4 2EB

September 10th-11th 2022

‘A Celebration of the Table’ in the heart of the Peak District, Wardlow Mires Pottery and Food Festival.

2021

Both of these exhibitions are on until Christmas. They are both lovely galleries, both in Derbyshire, and are worth a visit. You may find some Christmas presents for loved ones, or even for yourself there! The Old Lock Up Gallery is open Friday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

 

A rare opportunity to see my slip decorated sculptural bowls, dishes and platters in this exhibition in a lovely location. Why not have a day out and visit the mill and cafe as well, or take a walk in the surrounding country side. Also showing her work will be painter Joyce Andrews.

 

Sheffield Ceramics Festival 23rd to 25th July 2021

I was selected to show my work with other professionals from the Sheffield environs. This is a lovely event in a beautiful walled garden. https://www.sheffieldceramicsfestival.com

The 2020 festival was cancelled due too Covid. Sadly I am not able to show my work at this 2021 event due to other commitments.

Wardlow Mires Pottery and Food Festival

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September 2021

http://www.potsandfood.co.uk

This event is back on! A much loved ceramics festival, with work from potters from all over the country. It is visited by collectors and pottery enthusiasts who amaze me at how far they travel to visit this event. 

David Whiting, art critic and curator, described a previous event as ‘refreshingly selective’ with its ‘personal and intimate nature … [where]… famous names rub shoulders with the lesser known … there is so much to enjoy … [especially] … Sue Blatherwick’s vibrantly painted dishes and tiles …’

‘And the rain came’

Derbyshire Open Arts 2020. Saturday 23rd – Sunday  25th May 2020.  This event was cancelled due to Coronavirus.

‘And the rain came’ is an installation of ceramic items which creates a visual comment on the current environmental changes which are taking place in our planet. 

In this work I am using ceramics and other media to create an installation commenting on the current climatic change we are experiencing here in the UK and elsewhere.  I first made a piece of work called “Global Warming’ in the 1980s, informed by research based on Greenpeace documents. However the melting off the ice-caps is now alarmingly obvious and has resulted in colossal amounts of rain creating huge floods and devastation in parts of this country. These warnings are something which, like Noah’s story in the bible, we need to take seriously in order to preserve our infrastructure and sea defences. 

For more information visit https://www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk 

This was a Derbyshire Open Arts event along with Katie Stabana and Becky Webster to be held at

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Hoards – the hidden history of ancient Britain

British Museum and Salisbury Museum Partnership Exhibition

Until Sunday 16th June 2019, Entry / Cost: Free

More Information – click here

Potfest in the Pens, Penrith – 2nd, 3rd, 4th August 2019

I will be showing my work at Potfest in the Pens .

More details of the event on the festival Facebook Page