A couple of weekends ago I went to the Turning Earth Autumn Market. I visited the ceramic studio last summer and was blown away by what I saw on show, you can check out my post on my first excursion here. Read more…
Colour is one of the key aspects of design along with form; we see the world in colour but we often forget how complex that very process is. Our experiences of it in everyday life changes, influenced by time of day, lighting, and material.
Last summer I stayed on the rural, unspoilt southern Portuguese coast, the Algarve. One place I had to visit was a pottery shop famous for it’s traditional Portuguese pottery.
I was lucky enough to see the Abstract Expressionism Exhibition that was on at The Royal Academy of Arts last year where I got to see master paintings by some of my favourite artists from The New York school such as Franz Kline and Mark Rothko. It was incredible seeing a collection of Franz Kline’s work in person and then being able to see a wall of Clyfford Still paintings in the next room – the exhibition was immense having such a huge amount of significant work all in one gallery.
I went to see the Turning Earth ceramic art sale for the first time last weekend. Turning Earth studio located in Hoxton, London opens it’s doors to the public every quarter. The sale is an opportunity for professional artists and amateurs who use the studio to sell their own work. The ceramic art sale is based in the Turning Earth studio so you get a real feel about the environment these artists work in. There was a good turn out of artists and visitors, with a live Jazz band and food stalls that made for a great atmosphere on the day.
The ceramics on sale were completely up my street, free form and organic. There were a couple of artists who’s work I adored, Andrea Roman, check out her website for more of her stuff. I bought one of her marble clay pieces (see below). Ben Sutton, who works in hand-thrown porcelain, producing aesthetic pieces inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese simplicity. If you are lover of small art fairs then I would highly recommend paying a visit to Turning Earth’s.