Category Archives: ceramics

“The Pepys of the Artworld”

Today I spent the morning invigilating an exhibition at the Otter Gallery at the University of Chichester.  The exhibition is called “Circles of Influence: A Diarist’s Perspective” which has been brought together by Dr Gill Clarke, a visiting Professor at … Continue reading

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The Cult of Cute

The other day I made a trip back to my old university to see Kawaii!!!? an unusual exhibition currently on display in the James Hockey Gallery.  The main entrance to UCA, Farnham, Surrey So what is Kawaii?  It is the … Continue reading

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All stitched up at Knit and Stitch

It’s THAT time again, the time when the exhibition hall at Alexandra Palace is invaded by armies of middle-aged women tugging wheeled suitcases to hold the spoils of the show. Ally Pally Grey London City as seen from Alexandra Palace … Continue reading

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Populist Provincial Punk

Last week I took a trip along the coast to marvellous Margate to the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery to have a look at the Grayson Perry retrospective “Provincial Punk”.    It should be stated at the outset that Perry himself … Continue reading

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