Saturday 30 January 2021

The Stratford Gallery - ceramics and more

Ceramics at the Stratford Gallery.

Even though  The Japanese collection was the star of the show, there were lots of other ceramics in the exhibition.

Ashraf Hanna:

Undulating Vessel, (stoneware)

Undulating Vessel, (stoneware)

Undulating Vessel, (stoneware)

Undulating Vessel, (stoneware)

Undulating Vessel, (stoneware)

Undulating Vessels, (stoneware)

Jane Wheeler:

Black Ice Flagon

Spring Rain Impressed Bottle


Margaret Curtis:

Matt Bottle, (stoneware)

Shino Plate, (black clay, shino glaze with pink blushes)

Matt Oval Vase, (stoneware)

Shino Sake Cup, (black clay, shino glaze with pink blushes)

Celadon Oval Bow., (black stoneware)

Eddie Curtis:

Celadon Cha-Ire (Japanese  tea ceremony match tea caddy), (stoneware)

Sake Katakuchi (stoneware, applied texture, copper oxide and white shino)

Sake Katakuchi, (pocelain with celadon and copper red oxide)

Container, (porcelain, celadon, copper, red oxides)

Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling, Six Piece Still Life, (lined an scorched oak)

Emma Maiden, Sail Bird, (bronze)

Emma Maiden, (bronze)

Doug Fitch, Large Tapered Honey Coloured Applique Jug.

Thursday 28 January 2021


The snowdrops have started appearing, a reminder that winter will come to an end 


Monday 25 January 2021



We had the first proper snow of the year yesterday. Most of it settled, but there was a partial thaw later on. The world is still white today, and the sun is shining. It's beautiful.

Saturday 23 January 2021

African masks

Masks by Romuald Hazoume, 1962

at the Museum of Contemporary Art, (EMST), Athens.

These masks are all made from plastic bottles; they are painted, with wooden beads, plastic straw, shells, metal, feathers, plus other objects.

Wednesday 20 January 2021

African Art - 2

Ubuntu, African Art 

at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens.

Virginia Chihota, Before You Take the Key Allow me to..., 2013, (screen print on paper)

Ellen Gallather, Morphia, 2008-2012, (ink, pencil, watercolour, varnish, oil, gesso, egg tempera, polymer medium and cut paper on paper)

Lyle Ashton Harris, Hosephine 2, (unique polaroid)

Senzen Marasela, Waiting for Gebane, 2017, (cotton embroidery on karrif sheet)

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, By the Fruits You'll Know them, 2019, (oil and acrylic on canvas)

Toyin Ojih Odutola, Papa's Favourite Novel, 2018

Toyin Ojih Odutola, To Remember and to Forget, 2014, (graphite on paper)

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Invasions, (oil on canvas)

Wangechi Mutum, Cactus Green Nips, 2009, (mixed media on mylar)

Ibrahim El-Salahi, Untitled, 2007

Lubaina Himid, Venetian Maps - Masks, 1997, (acrylic on canvas)

Sinique Smith, Bale Variant No. 0023, (Totem), 2014, (clothing, fabric, accessories, ribbon, rope and wood)

Rashid Johnson, Throne for Chinua Achebe, 2005, (metallic paint on chair)

Hank Willis Thomas, Amandla, 2014, (silicone, fibreglass, metal finish)

Taiye Idahor, Oghogho, 2017, (paper, collage, paper drawing, and colour pencil on paper)

Taiye Idahor, Ehimwenma, 2017, (paper collage, pen drawing, and colour pencil on paper)