Thursday, 30 September 2021

Week 39 2021


It's the wine harvest all around... watch out for those tractors, trailers and huge harvesting machines.


Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a good time.

Best wishes,

Week 39

Coming up...

And finally...

My lovely friend Almen Drita took some great photos of the stages involved in throwing a bowl.  I'm putting them up in the studio as an 'aide memoire' for the people on the workshops.



Thursday, 23 September 2021

Week 38 2021


Delayed from last year, the 4th Rencontre de Savoir Faire is going ahead this weekend in Sauveterre.  The Association Arts Typiques in the Maison des Artisans invites local artists to come and share their knowledge with demonstrations and exhibitions.  The village square will host a range of events on Sunday, including the artisans from the Association, a wood turner, a basket weaver, weaving, spinning, even a large still to show the art of plant distillation.

The Maison des Artisans will be open and I'll be in my studio throwing in the morning, you can also visit the other studios there, with the Calabash workshop and the textile studio holding demonstrations. There are Food trucks, a bar, live entertainment and wooden games for all the family.

Pop in and say hello, discover something new!

Whatever you do this weekend in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a good week.
Best wishes,

 Week 38

23 September

24 September 

25 September

26 September

Coming up...

 The workshops in Pellegrue re-open this week, please note the change of address.

And finally...

A visitor to Sauveterre last weekend as part as the Journees de Patrimoine and the Medieval celebrations...

 Thank you AT for the fabulous photo!

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Week 37 2021


This week I've been fascinated by the wrapping up of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

An amazing project by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, a temporary artwork for Paris, will be on view for 16 days from Saturday, September 18 to Sunday, October 3, 2021. The project will be realized in partnership with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux and in coordination with the City of Paris. It also receives the support of the Centre Pompidou. The Arc de Triomphe will be wrapped in 25,000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue, and with 3,000 meters of red rope.

Maybe next stop the bridge at Castillon...

Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions this week, have a great time.
Best wishes,

Week 37

La Breche cinema, Ste Foy la Grande


17 September

18 September

There are still a few places to come and make a pottery apple pot in Sauveterre.


19 September

Grand Ecran - Libourne

Coming up...

And finally...

Coming up on Sunday 26 September the long awaited 4th Rencontre des Savoir-Faire in Sauveterre.  It was cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions, but this year, we're full steam ahead (with sanitary protocols in place)

Come and see a host of artists and artisans demonstrate their skills. Both inside the Maison des Artisans and outside in the square, artists will be at work.  Watch spinning and weaving, see basket making, and in the afternoon Julia will light the still to distillate the essence from plants. Plus a wood-turner...mosaic trucks...concerts... and don't forget crepes whilst you wait... and a bar!

I'll be throwing pots in the morning to celebrate one year in the studio.  Come and say Hello - you're always welcome!