I’ve just thrown the last few pots for next week’s trip to London. That gives me seven days to finish, dry and fire twice – not the best plan in the world, but some how it always seems to be like this with the few deadlines each year that I can’t move! (Shows, Christmas and perhaps the odd wedding list or two). Thankfully though I’ve actually got plenty of pots already, I just can’t help making a few more.
It is two years since I last attended the three day selling event in the contemporary wing of the Geffrye Museum in Shorditch. Generally these days I attend very few fairs with Ceramics in the City being an exception. Geographically it is situated about half a mile from Hoxton Square where I had my first pottery workshop after college some twenty plus years ago. The area is very trendy these days, but this part of East London has fond memories as I lived and worked in the area for close to ten years. Now a definite bonus is the abundance of mouth watering Vietnamese restaurants just a few hundred yards from the museum.
The Geffrye museum is a very pleasant environment to spend a few days standing around chatting to other potters and meeting customers old and new.
It is also a great place to visit for the day, with the interiors museum housing period rooms from 1600 to the present day, set in elegant 18th century almshouses. The contemporary wing and restaurant, which is surrounded by the walled herb garden, will have 50 selected potters selling their wares. There will also be a program of demonstrations and children’s workshops throughout the weekend. What’s more entry is free so why not come along!
Ceramics in the City 11 Geffrye Museum
A Selling Event Featuring 50 Potters. Admission Free
Preview Thursday 20 September 6.00 – 8.30pm
Friday 21 September and Saturday 22 September 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 23 September 12noon – 5.00pm