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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Featured on Ceramic Review March/April issue

I have been hectic with prepration for Ceramic Art London 23-25 March. Finally I am able to see the end of tunnel. It's a great relief.

 Today I would like to share the Ceramic Review article on me in the March/April issue. The interviewer is Sue Herdman, one of the nicest persons on the circuit, I met her at my first Ceramic Art London in 2015 while she was the editor of Ceramic Review.  Photos were by the talented Cristian Barnett, who more or less specialises in the photography of food.   

There are six pages with lots of beautiful photos. What else could I want?

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Preparation for Ceramic Art London

The first mask I have made was Cherry tree. In 2016 I made Apple tree, and I wanted to make another tree mask. It has to be a cherry tree. There are both cherry and apple trees in the garden. We seldom have a chance to taste cherries, however, as Wood pigeons eat them all before they become red. But we admire the beautiful blossoms.

This is more detailed mask than Apple tree and also larger.

Cherry tree

Red ridinghood
I have made quite a few Red ridinghood masks in the past. This is a new style. Firing could be a problem, but we will see.  

Girl with a red ribbon

Enchanted Forest

The largest tree mask so far. But I might make even larger one than this.  

I have made four birds. Here are the first two. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Story masks. Tinderbox and Alice

After working together for four months, the two masks were handed over to a lovely client visiting Britain. It was finally great to meet him.  

One of the great things about commissions is that I am challenged.

Alice is the largest and the most intricate story mask I have ever made. There are unseen details for the client. He will find them once he holds her in his hands. They are secret gifts from me.

I wish they will give plenty of imagination and joy to his family for a long time. Thank you so much.  

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Noel 2017 exhibition, Le Havre, France

I have sent four pieces of works to Noel 2017 exhibition, at Galerie Corinne Le Monnier, Le Havre, France. I heard two have gone. How lovely! The exhibition is until 16th January. If you are around there, pop in. There are lots of figurative art there. 

This is the second time I have shown my works in the gallery this year. Mme Le Monnier knows her clientele very well and picks those of my works they would like. As you know, the types of work I make is quite diverse. They all are parts of me, and I decided not to narrow down them. So when I place works to galleries, I try to select the best match. When galleriests know the tastes of their clienteles very well, it is the easiest for me and the best for the works. 

Storm. Even though storms could be devastating, but I feel thrilled when I hear the trees shaking and the wind blowing. This is the time when we feel how powerful nature is and how hopeless we really are. So I feel awe, fear and also respect to storms. I think they are marvelous combinations.

Bear. I had kept him for some time as I knew he would need the right audience. He has such a presence. He is someone special  

Spring is not printemps, but la source. She is pure innocece, unsual for my works. She has just appeared. I heard she was spoken for. 

Child with dog. Our old dog Topaz was slowing down. I felt every day with her was a gift. She had been always protective and loyal. She loved and respected me from the day she came to our home. She had glanced at me soo often. Our eyes met so often. It was difficult to see the puppy we got 14 years ago had aged more quickly than we did and now she was spending the last months of her life. Child and dog was also spoken for. 

2 December - 16 January
149 rue Victor Hugo
76600 LE HAVRE