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…
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.
One word: retro. Ana Moore’s vintage home-ware ranges are fun as they are cool. Her Metamorphosis collection (see above) is eccentric, timeless and the illustrations themselves are screen printed onto fine bone china which gives the range elegance. The mugs look like something I would find in my Grandma’s kitchen cupboard when I was a child. The Alice in Wonderland collection is another range by Moore. The prints work well on the tea towels and the crockery as it re-invokes the Mad Hatter tea party scene in the story. The illustrations are accompanied by the famous nonsensical sayings that pay tribute to the surrealism and madness of wonderland. “We’re all mad here” being my favourite. Visit the website to see more of her ranges. I’m definitely going to order one of those Alice in Wonderland tote bags and tea towels!