John Davenport

What makes this a special theme for me is that the butterfly is choosing to be there. Its value derives from its freedom to leave.

- porcelain butterfly on craft crank hand.

Art & Clay at the Athenaeum, Leasgill, LA7 7EX 18 -19 November 2017

An exhibition of work by a group of artists including painters, potters and jewellery makers.

Christmas Craft Market, the Brewery Arts

Centre, Kendal, 24 - 26 November

A vibrant and entertaining market featuring work by a wide range of artists including textile and jewellery makers, painters, potters, and craftsmen in wood, glass, wire and paper.

Green Door Artists exhibition at the Merz Barn, Chapel Stile, September /October 2017

An exhibition of 2- and 3-d work by Green Door Studio artists, inspired either by the Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn estate or by his work. Frances & I each submitted work, having spent some time exploring this rather strange world.

On the right are some examples of Schwitters’ work.

And below, some of my responses

These pots are very much a continuation of the ones inspired by working for the Kurt Schwitters exhibition last Autumn. I am enjoying the new colours as well as the more geometric designs. Hopefully, there will be more to show from this theme in 2018.