Photographer Bill Mudge came round today for tea and cake and to show me the mockup and layouts for his new photobook 20 in 15 – The Lives of Artists. It’s looking great! He has spent the last year photographing twenty very different creative people and organisations, including me in my studio. One of the best bits of the project has been getting to know Bill and his lovely family over the last year. His photography is quiet, reflective, imaginative and precise – much like Bill himself. The costs of designing, printing and publishing the book are being crowdfunded through Kickstarter. At the time of writing the campaign is nearly 60% funded and not quite halfway to the finish date. It’s doing well and just needs a final shove to the line. Please share or pledge if it sounds interesting to you.
Whether or not the book gets funded, there will definitely be an exhibition of the project in March at the Mine Gallery in Carshalton (5th to 27th March). As well as the photos, each of the artists are also contributing their works to exhibit.
It was great to take a break from the pottery wheel this week to meet Lotte from the beautiful new Lotte Inch Gallery in York. She’d been down to London to visit the London Art Fair and managed to find time to pop South of the river to visit my studio in Carshalton and see what I do.
So now I’m starting work on a new set of porcelain pieces, discussed with Lotte, and aiming to be ready for the Life Stills exhibition that will run from 16th March to 28th May 2016 in her gallery.
The Life Stills exhibition will feature breath-taking work from York based painter Amy Rose Clyfan as well as Michael Kirkman, Alexandra Leadbeater and Becky Adams with special art-star guests Edward Burra and Ivon Hitchens!
The gallery is in an amazing location, being very central, near York Minster and right next door to the Centre of Ceramics Arts (CoCA) which is a world-class exhibition space dedicated to British studio ceramics …”the largest and amongst the most important in the UK”. I’m very pleased that Lotte has invited me to exhibit and can’t wait to visit York soon.