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  • Arts and Crafts in Lincolnshire Zoo Ceramics News February 2008
    creating their work and demonstrating techniques A workshop space is also available to hire out to other artists Manor Stables can be found in the pretty village of Fulbeck between Grantham and Lincoln on the A607 and is open from Tuesday to Sunday including Bank Holidays from 10 30am to 4 30pm For more details go to www cuttinglane com Telephone 01400 272779 Wild at Heart At an Art on the Map meeting in 2005 I met a lady who was creating a gallery in the middle of her wildlife nature garden She particularly wanted to support local artists in her venture and was interested in housing our ceramics She told me her professional name was Anne Wood I smiled and told her that was quite ironic I then explained about the other Ann Woods who set up Manor Stables and had a similar approach and dedication to promoting local art and craft work Anne started the Wild at Heart gallery in the summer of 2005 with a local core of fifteen artists Now there are over fifty designers being displayed in four gallery rooms and throughout the five acres of delightful wildlife garden Each month in the Garden Gallery there is a changing exhibition featuring the work of a solo artist or group Zoo Ceramics has been invited to exhibit in September Anne and her husband Stuart have created a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere to enjoy the art work in their home and garden Art and nature also come together in Anne s personal work when she creates her atmospheric paintings in oils and acrylic The designs are emotionally charged with colour and energy that almost dances across the canvas Wild at Heart provides a lovely afternoons escape and is open from 1pm to 5pm from Friday to Sunday

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  • Blickling Hall and Calke Abbey Zoo Ceramics News March 2008
    lots of it This was not a problem for the Eastern Events Team who manage this show and many others at lovely National Trust properties around the country John Wootten and son Bill were out at the crack of dawn with shovels and Charlotte was manning the gate in some thermal Arctic wear Many thanks to the visitors who braved the elements and all the Team for looking after everyone The snow brought out the child in us all and inspired Paul and Vicky to create a snow maiden whilst others had a snow ball fight Blickling Hall Trees Walking around the grounds of Blicking in the snow was like being transported to a magical wonderland The trees formed beautiful dark silhouettes against the white landscape For even older specimens you could visit the trees at Calke Abbey Derbyshire another venue for the Eastern Events Team Calke Abbey May 2008 The fantastic one thousand year old oak tree at Calke is reputed to be one of the oldest trees in Europe and has an incredible girth The Auricula Theatre is another stunning sight in the grounds The Abbey was never actually a religious building but an unusual family home owned

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  • Hatfield House Living Crafts Show Zoo Ceramics News May 2008
    are numerous demonstrations given by the artists and lots of opportunities to have ago yourself For more details on this show visit www livingcrafts co uk Zoo Ceramics at Hatfield House May 2008 Living Crafts Artists The following images show a selection of some of my favourite artists displaying and demonstrating their work Denise Chapman is building one of her delightful fairy houses in clay Until a few years ago Denise was a baker which explains the tactile texture of her delicious creations For more details go to www dingleydwellings co uk Chain saw sculptor David Colvin uses his blade to finely carve mystical wizards and birds from trunks of wood For more details Tel 02082 629188 Relative newcomer Tom Hill produces fabulous animals from welded and polished horse shoes These life size creatures were initially inspired from Tom s days working at the stables When he was still at school he surprised his parents with a full size horse sculpture for their wedding anniversary Kath and partner Hank from SapArt produce a colourful body of delightful creatures Their designs portray a great sense of humour and often incorporate some intricate pattern work For more details Tel 01159 850707 Finally

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  • The Martinware Collection at the Norwich Museum Zoo Ceramics News June 2008
    and Eurasian Black Vulture Like Robert Wallace Martin I was also drawn to the expressive humanistic elements of bird and animal behaviour and I consciously developed these anthropomorphous traits in my Deeds of Chase series of mini sculptures This quaint phrase describes the terminology given to a collective group of creatures for example a charm of finches a tower of giraffes and congregation of eagles I have interpreted the following collective nouns in clay Brooding black crows with a flash of midnight blue and rich brown glaze on the eyes and wings There is a suggestive hint of raised cloak collar on the bird s neck and a trace of waistcoat or jacket on the body Go To The Murder of Crows A series of three tawny owl chicks with different faces and spiky feathers on the top of their heads to imitate the hair style of the youths of today Go To The Parliament of Owls Three rats with hats that portray an element of their on screen persona Dean Martin Rat with a top hat Frank Sinatra Rat with a fedora and Sammy Davis Jr Rat with a soft cap Go To The Rat Pack Robert Wallace Martin sketches for the Wally Birds The Murder of Crows Series by Tracy Wright Dodo Rat Pack and Eurasian Black Vulture by Tracy Wright Earlier this year we received an invite by Amy Bracey the Curator at the Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery to come and view their collection of Martinware It was a privilege to study the pieces first hand and to examine the glazes and design work in minute detail The figurative pieces had some amazing expressions on their faces and the vases were decorated with a plethora of animal and insect life My favourite was a little

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  • Art on the Hill Lincoln Zoo Ceramics News August 2008
    Cathedral quarter of the city Nicki Gardner from the Lincoln Business Improvement Group BIG contacted various artist groups in the county to showcase at the first event The siting of the Art on the Hill art and craft show on Steep Hill was adventurous and insane Fortunately Nicki and her team had designed some inventive craft fair stands that could be adapted to suit the very steep gradient of hill Gillian Lee Smith Lovely figurative work and knitted designs from a talented costume designer Strange mix of the macabre and the beautiful Haidee Jo Summers Delicate brush strokes in a delightful range of edible colours I was thinking of the patisserie paintings in particular McNeil Glass Fantastic range of colours and pattern work captured in panels of glass Lydia Bauman Lydia paints the most peaceful squares of landscape in a tranquil palette of colours I love her use of space and architecture very atmospheric Natalie Roberts Fabulous sketch book work from this new ceramic artist with her nature inspired pots Norman Rossiter Superb art work from this professional painter of wildlife Joanne Reeves Nicki Gardner Fresh out of college with her first collection of paintings good luck Joanne Many thanks

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  • Zoo Ceramics Exhibitions News November 2008
    take part in an exhibition and interesting to see our work displayed in some alternative environments For example it can totally alter your perception of a piece of work when it is displayed in a celestial church setting Many thanks to Lorraine Tarr for inviting us to All Saints Church in Hykeham Lincoln All Saints Church June 2008 Spout Yard August 2008 We took part in two exhibitions organised by Bob Oakes and the Art on the Map Open Studio Steering Group These open air venues provided our work with some picturesque backdrops The Spout Yard Gallery is an inspiring community project that provides the Louth community with a tranquil space and Hackthorne Hall has very elegant gardens Hackthorne Hall September 2008 Goat Pig Highland Sheep and Cow Head Pots Wild at Heart September 2008 A big thank you to Anne and Stuart for inviting us to the featured artist for September at their wonderful wildlife gallery in Broxholme near Lincoln This couple work so hard to create the perfect setting in which to place an artists work Conkers October 2008 Zoo Ceramics was very honoured to be invited to exhibit at the opening of the new National Forest Gallery

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  • Zoo Ceramics Exhibitions News November 2008
    record and capture a little of the atmosphere Apart from the scenery what makes this show really special is the fabulous Victorian costumes worn by the stall holders and here are a few of the best examples Paul from www matthewsceramics com Linden from www lindencraven co uk Tom from Rusticraft 01522 721014 Sarah from Completely Nuts sarahgoates hotmail com Pete from www glasswithcare com Claire form www butterfliesandhurricanes co uk Bich from Minhtam Lacquer 07974 204114 Dave from www kudosrocksalt co uk Barbara from www holhinghambears com Bhavna from york Art Tribal Andy from www kananda com Rachel from www bowserbros com Chloe from Gourmet Nuts Jim from www trinitycourtpotteries co uk Sally from www condessa co uk Jane and Mostyn from www foxlec co uk Wooden Toys Carol and Robin from www robin smith art co uk Gerald Ye Herald from www arimsheraldics me uk and Phil from www black letter co uk Alissa and Andy from www alexanderinteriors co uk Haydn and Dominic from www laurestondesigns co uk David and Rose from www ribbonbox co uk Patricia and Maurice from Gourmet Roasted Nuts 01526 398203 Chris and Sylvia from Mini World Bob and carol from www teachblackmithing com Stephen and Gillain from www hidebound co uk Maggie and Tracy from www zooceramics co uk Graham and Lorraine from www beadazzeled co uk Andy and Liz Candle Power Steam Boats 01697 323523 Alfons and Anne from A2Beads email buzz a2beads co uk Rob and Sue from www storkandcradle co uk Natalie and Kate from www giftsfromhandpicked com Jayne Charles Jonathan and Della from magicglows jonathanling com John and Jacqui from www zanniajewellery co uk In amongst the festive humans are some other decorative creatures and even the dogs get a Christmas make over Andrew from 01673 843400 organ

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  • The Alford August bank Holiday Craft Market Zoo Ceramics News August 2009
    profit making capacity who only select original work from predominantly Lincolnshire artists The August bank holiday fair is one of the highlights of the season as it incorporates a mixture of unusual entertainment with a strong core of folk music NEWS EVENTS NEW WORK CLASSES NEWS WORK THEMED RAKU FEAST FAQ NEWS ARCHIVE The Craft Show The Alford Manor House Jugglers Exhibitors at the Alford Craft Market 2009 John and Jane Snowden 01205 480848 Maggie Betley Zoo Ceramics Maureen Underwood Ragamuffins 01754 881586 Adie Harrison www the greencraftcompany co uk Margaret and Colin Hornsey Craft Gemstones 01522 687911 Ken Willson Blue Dragon Ceramics Susan Hotson A Touch of Glass 01469 561076 Smelly John www candlesbyherbs co uk Les Porter Artist 01472 882168 Alan Richardson 01507 466387 Wendy Husken 01472 231872 Alan Richardson Demonstrating David Weston 01507 526289 Dawn Blakey www kettlerscottagecrafts co uk Kathleen Smith The Jewellery Artist Many of the exhibitors have been coming to the show for years and have built up some unique relationships with the faithful crowd of Alford regulars The village also has lots to offer the public in the way of antique shops and the five sailed windmill The Alford Pottery on Commercial Road is run by the craft show founders Heather and Michel Ducos and is well worth a visit and the lovely Craftmartins shop can be found on West Street Performers at the Alford Craft Market 2009 Larkspur Christi Andropolis and David Newey Sandfly Mountain Oyster Lander Mason Flossie Malavialle Drowning Fish and Merlin s Keep Recently I had a chat with Michel Ducuos about the origins of this country craft show He informed me that in 1974 the little market in the centre of the village was struggling to survive To safeguard the Friday markets he and his wife Heather and

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