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The Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition in Grasmere was open every day from 30 July till 7 September. I am very pleased to have had both my submissions accepted and enjoyed seeing how they looked in this stimulating setting.

Art & Clay, at The Athenaeum, Leasgill, 19 & 20 November

My two submissions  were both examples of the more ‘paintily’ style that I have been exploring in 2016. These two have definite elements of landscape but still, I hope, retain their essential ceramic nature.

This was a new venue for me, so I was very pleased to be invited to exhibit, along with an interesting range of artists including painters, potters and jewellers. The exhibition ran for two days and as usual drew a wide range of enthusiastic visitors.

Christmas Craft Market, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, LA9 4HE

Again this was a lively, busy event and Frances and I each had a stand alongside a wide range of artists and craft people.