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Cumbrian Open Exhibition at Upfront Gallery, Unthank, Penrith,

January 2018



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

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

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.

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.

Art & Clay at the Athenaeum,

Leasgill, LA7 7EX  November 2017



I submitted two pieces for this exhibition and was pleased to have them both accepted (and retained on display after the exhibition ended).

Potfest in the Pens

Auction Market, Penrith

3 - 5 August


Another successful show in this stimulating venue. Always lots to see and a chance to catch up with friends.