Shades of Clay PV

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Last weekend, despite having been struck down with a nasty lurgy all week, we decided that rather than keep all the germs down south, we’d spread the love further north and enjoyed a couple of nights in York. Robin had never been to York before and Kunsthuis Gallery were holding a PV on Sunday with ten of my tea bowls, bottles and sculptural dishes included in the lineup. We stayed in a fabulous dog-friendly AirBnB close to the centre which made life so much easier, particularly because Ricky, the greyhound had discovered true love when he clapped eyes on our Lola. She wasn’t averse to his attentions but was more interested in his food and toys, of course. Cecile Creemers, the lovely owner of Kunsthuis organised a pleasant Sunday afternoon PV which was well attended. Three artists were invited to talk briefly about their art practice, which for me is always enlightening, because explanations aid understanding and a renewed appreciation. I was particularly pleased to see Jenny Chan‘s work on display; she was selected for the Craft Council’s Hothouse programme this year, so this was yet another affirmation that Kunsthuis was a good gallery to be associated with. I loved her little dumplings and bought one as a reminder to hold the faith, that small is OK, and create to a range of price points.