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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Festive Greetings!

I wish you all a Wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012!

Thank you for your support and interest in my work over the year.

Happy potting!!!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Pop up Modernist Shop - Salford

If you are looking for something different and interesting this Christmas then take a look at a new shop by the Modernists. Great prints, badges, mugs even a Manchester versus Liverpool chess set.

the modernist shop opens 3rd December 2011

prints, artworks, magazines, posters, designed objects, photographs, illustrations, books…

As part of the Sights From the Other City/Chapel Street Open Studios in November/December 2011. The manchester modernist society, publishers of the modernist magazine will launch a modernist ‘pop up’ shop at 142 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 6AF (close to Salford central Station and the Kings Arms)
The shop features artist/designer made products with a ‘modernist’ flavour and remember -

its a fundraiser, so get your chequebooks ready!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Islington Mill's Contemporary Christmas Craft Fair

Thursday 1st December 2011, 4pm-9pm.  FREE Entry.  Salford, M3 5HW.

I will be selling my work at the annual Islington Mill's Christmas Fair. There will be other craftspeople selling ceramics, prints, jewellery and photos too.  Food and mulled wine will be available.  Music by members of the BBC Philharmonic.  Why not come down and start your Christmas shopping whilst supporting local contemporary crafts?

Beverley Gee

Monday, 21 November 2011

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Revisited

Rachel Goodyear

Rachel Goodyear

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Henry Moore

Birch trees at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Andy Goldsworthy

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa
I had a lovely day out on Saturday at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The weather was crisp, dry and bright perfect for a walk around the grounds.

One of the current exhibitions is new work by Rachel Goodyear.  I think Rachel is a fantastic artist.  Her pencil drawings of wildlife and lonesome people have great skill and imagination.  I was interested to see that she is moving into animation and even clay.  The exhibition is on until 3rd January 2012 and well worth a visit.

I also got chance to see the Jaume Plensa exhibition that I saw being installed back in April.  I was impressed with the scale, skill and ideas around his work.  One of the highlights was a curtain of words that tinkled delightfully in the autumn sun.  Another was the deep drones from huge inscribed gongs.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

My goodness . . .

I've recently visited The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.  It is a great example of a quality product, history, marketing and branding coming together in an interesting visitor experience.  Well worth a visit.  And yes, it does taste better over there.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Collectable Penguin Christmas Decoration 2011

Copyright Beverley Gee 2011

Copyright Beverley Gee 2011
Here's this year's Penguin Christmas Decoration.  The theme being snowflakes.  I've only made 32 so if you want one then hurry to:



As always with my penguin work, 10% will go to 'Animals in Distress'.   Thank you.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

British Ceramics Biennial

Contemporary ceramics in the old Spode factory
 Some interesting work on show at this year's ceramic biennial. The old Spode factory was a great backdrop to show the contemporary work in.  It's free to visit and is on until 13th November 2011. If you go wrap up warm,  the world of a potter is cold.   Here is some of the work I liked.

Jenny Backstrom
 Great forms and glazing.

Suet Yi Yip - detail

Suet Yi Yip
 I liked the way this work was presented and the little birdhouses.

Old remnants and spare ceramic parts from Spode.  Apparently these were put together as an installation by Neil Brownsword however I don't think this would be too hard as lots of curious objects were left in ceramic dust to be reclaimed.  If you visit, take a look through some of the windows that spotlight a now defunct ceramic world - a real installation!

Elodie Alexandre - detail
 Using ceramics in a 3D graphic way.

Julian Stair

Julian Stair
 I've always admired Julian Stair's skill.

A Great Wall
A great wall showing that ceramic's are STILL produced in Stoke and Britain.  The majority of products were bricks or tableware.  Hopefully, events like this will get bigger and better and help to build the industry back up.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Salford Museum and Art Gallery Craft Fair - this Sunday!

I will be selling my work at Salford Museum and Art Gallery's Craft Fair this Sunday.  That's 16th October, 11am to 3.30pm.  I'll be selling seconds and 'end of the line' work so bargains will be had if you come down.  It's free entry and a great musuem to boot.  There's even a Victorian street to walk down!  Don't be put off by the road works on the Crescent.  They are at the end of the Crescent going into Manchester, the museum is before this on your left.  Hope to see you there.

Monday, 10 October 2011

New Porcelain Holly Decorations

Porcelain Holly Decorations - copyright Beverley Gee 2011.

I've been working on these porcelain holly decorations which are available now for Christmas.  They can be personalised with any name up to 10 characters.

The holly decoration is available in a standard size measuring L9cm x W4.5cm x D0.4cm. It is finished with gold ribbon with a 10cm drop. Weight 25 grams.  If you would like to buy one then please follow the link: