Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Open Day

Well there it was gone.  A big thank you to all who made our Open Day a success on Saturday!
 It was a really good day, with lots of people coming to have a look around, watch the demos and have a chat.

Some of the raku pieces were sold as soon as they came out of the kiln!!!!!!!!!! and some people signed up for courses.  So all in all a good day.

Chris and I really enjoyed it, and I think it is something we will definitely do again.

By the way, keep an eye out in The News tomorrow, we have an advert in the Basepoint feature

Friday, 23 April 2010

Ready for the open studio
Just back from setting everything up ready for the studio opening tomorrow. Here's hoping all goes well and we see a few strange faces around.

Monday, 19 April 2010

This turquoise raku fired sphere turned out beautifully.  You can see from the copper reduction how the flames from the sawdust licked up around the form.  Each piece of Raku fired ceramic is unique, as the firing and post reduction process can never be fully predicted or controlled.  A truly fascinating process

Thursday, 15 April 2010

It's a funny old world

Isn't it funny how some days things can really go your way?  Today was one of those days for us.  It all started with a phone call from the Oxmarket Centre for the Arts in Chichester, where we were offered an exhibition space for 3 weeks in September.  Then we took some raku pots and glass pendants along to The Spring Arts Centre in Havant for them to display and sell, we were fully expecting them to choose which pieces they wanted to keep and reject the pieces they didn't want, but they kept them all!!!!

Travelling on to Clayman at Chichester to collect some supplies, when I got another phone call from the events lady at Leigh Park library, wanting us to run some courses at Leigh Park and Hayling Island libraries.  And then on top of that, Linda at Clayman agreed to display our course brochure in their shop.

So all in all, a very busy, but very productive day.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

We are taking some more raku pieces to the Oxmarket in Chichester tomorrow, because sales have been so good on the last lot they want some more. Whoop, whoop!!! 

Been busy the last few days continuing with 'stuff' for the degree show deadline which is 7th May at 5.00pm. Once this has been finalised, then we can concentrate more on getting the business up and running in the way that we want it to continue.  By this I mean more advertising, more getting work into galleries, and running more classes than we do at the moment. 

Don't forget our Open Studio on April 24th where a good time can be had by all.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

We're IN!!!!

We have well and truly moved in to our new studio today.  All the furniture is in, now all we have to do is fill up the shelves and cupboards to make it look like we are busy.  New course brochure is out now and we're all ready to go!!!