Hi my name is Joseph...

and I am a throwing addict... and it has been 4 weeks since I have thrown my last piece of pottery.

It has been a busy 4 weeks preparing for the show, doing some home decoration, trying to get on top of all the jobs before the baby finishes nursery.

Yesterday was spent at Uni planning what was going to London next week, whilst I was in that meeting my mum was working hard to get all the other work wrapped up so we could clear out the uni.  I now have my work in various bags and boxes.  Today I started working through a box to work out what I am going to take with me to Stanley Park on the 18th July. 

I am putting together some press packs over the next few days for the London Event.

I have started the property search for a studio again, and have looked further a field but without having the option to move there it will cost me so much more to travel there every day via the buses.

Hopefully by the end of the month I am looking to be set up as I really want to get back on that wheel.


Degree Show Opening

Last night our degree show opened, it was quite busy and had plenty of people looking around and had quite a bit of interest in my work and people wishing me well for the future and saying I should do well in my future venture.  My old tutor made it out too, and I enjoyed chatting with him about the last five years here at UCLAN.

If anyone is in the North West of England, please feel free to come and have a look around we are in Victoria Building room 015 at the Preston City Campus.

Here are some Pictures of other peoples work, I will update if I get website details
Lorry Cudmore - A moment in Time.  Slab/Mould made forms with a mixture of clay and firing techniques her work is full of texture.

Joanne Throp - She makes these amazing bottles and tea bowls that come on a slab, she has a variety of pieces as well as some that are much bigger and smaller but all based around the bottles form, all her work is Thrown on the Potters Wheel and glazed inside.

Roisin Dougherty - her work is made from paper clay, with two of the pieces having glass eyes.

Anthea Travis (my wife) - She makes these charming animals, hand-building them in a variety of ways.  The heads are play on hunting trophies

Martha Evans - her work is made on the wheel by cutting shapes into the clay and stretching them out to alter the forms into these twisted pieces.

Anna Murfin - her work is wearable sculpture, full of texture and flows over the shoulder as can be seen in the background images.

Chris Catterall - Her work is based upon animal horns and really interact well together, not something you could have just one of.

Hayley Stubbs - Porcelain paper clay shell based forms

Helen - work based on wrinkled body parts, they are made up of two layers of clay that pull and stretch away from each other helping things look even more wrinkled.

Steven Telford - They are supposed to be seats, they are crank fired up to earthenware temperature so then he could get the bright colours


We have moved

Yes that's right the blog has moved from painterlypotter.blogspot.com to joseph.redfoxpottery.com

Over the next week I hope to do a little reformating.
The Degree Show opens to the public a week today so here is a quick teaser of one of my areas in the show