Archive for August, 2010

New pots from Sheila Herring

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

S.H._dish2Marking a year of apprenticeship to Jeremy as part of the ‘Adopt a Potter’ trust scheme, Sheila Herring will be exhibiting her new body of wood-fired salt-glaze at the forthcoming Autumn Wobage show. In the way that Mick Casson supported and nurtured new young talent, it seems fitting that the exciting and spirited work that Sheila has been developing over recent months will be exhibited adjacent to Mick’s retrospective and book launch. The September exhibition forms part of ‘H’Art’, Herefordshire’s annual artweek. If you are out of county and considering a visit, rest assured that alongside the Wobage exhibitions, there is an abundance of artist’s open studios and galleries to visit. We open at Wobage on the evening of Friday 10th September with live jazz and refreshments, 6pm-9pm, then continuing until Sunday 19th, 10am – 5pm.

Mick Casson retrospective & book launch

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

MC_portraitMick_Casson_troughThe planning for Mick’s retrospective exhibition this Autumn is now well under way at Wobage, touring from Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales, which has also now published Mick’s biography written by Emmanuel Cooper and Amanda Fielding. The book will be available for sale at £20 from Wobage Makers Gallery. The biography is beautifully illustrated throughout,  and celebrates Mick’s life and work; from Arts school in 1945, to their first pottery in Marchmont St. London, then Prestwood and finally the move to Wobage in 1977. Amanda Fielding writes of Mick’s international influence, afterwords from Philip Hughes of Ruthin, Sheila and Ben Casson.

The exhibition will be held in the Wobage threshing barn, the ‘cathedral’ as Mick called it, featuring as part of Herefordshire Council’s Art Week, ‘H’Art’, opening evening of Friday 10th with live jazz and refreshments, and then until Sunday 19th September 2010, 10am – 5pm. We hope that you can join us in celebration.