When I flew to UK there was about a six hour wait at the Hong Kong International Airport for my connection. I spent time admiring the architecture by Sir Norman Foster and Associates . It is a huge complex with an almost completely self supporting ceiling and roof structure with huge stainless steel anchors to the outer walls.
These will be the last of the exhibition photographs from Thoresby Gallery. The top picture is of a "Conversation Couch" which was at the gallery and of a type I had not seen before. Another view of one of Mark Griffiths' round Pilgrim bottles and a very tall jug made by Nic Collins which stood around 750 mm.or 30 inches tall.
The round bottles and other pots were made by Mark Griffiths. He had had a bad firing in his anagama so these glazed pieces were substituted for the exhibition. The large and very heavy piece was by Nic Collins. It was a multiple fired clay pad which was a lot of fun but too heavy to hang on a wall so would have to sit flat by the hearth.
These two large pots were part of the "Fellowship of the Fire" exhibition held last month at the Thoresby Courtyard Gallery in Nottinghamshire, England. The top picture is one of Steve Parry's wood fired pieces and the lower image is of one of Nic Collins pieces. Both were very impressive.
The reason for the break in my blog entries was that I was invited to participate in a wood firer's exhibition at the Thoresby Gallery in Nottinghamshire in England. The top picture shows some of the display while the second shown some of Estelle's and my work. The English potters participating were Nic Collins, Mark Griffiths, Steve Parry and Peter Swanson. David Binch of Oakwood Ceramics was the organiser.
The Heron Migrates is the story of how a Japanese anagama kiln came to New Zealand. From Estelle and Bruce Martin's diaries from their trips to Japan and the building and firing of the Kamaka anagama. Soft cover with 400 photographs and drawings. 160 pages.
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