What a fabulous event this was. Run over a long weekend at York Racecourse, this was my first experience of the Art Market; a fantastic range of really high quality art, design and contemporary craft across all disciplines. I heard about it from Emily Stubbs who jointly organises it and whose ceramics class I’ve started attending (more on this later).
Some highlights – I bought the most beautiful small jug by Rebecca Callis Porcelain and I’m already saving up for another. I also brought home a tall slim vessel by Margaret L Glackin. Ceramics were well represented but there was beautiful work across all media displayed in a light, open space. The artists were all very welcoming and happy to discuss their processes too. Other favourites: Jennifer Tetlow’s elegant stone sculpture; Nicholas Marsh ceramics; and beautiful mixed media pieces by Shirley Vauvelle.
I also enjoyed a lovely (free) workshop with Amy Hughes alongside my daughter and our friend, coming home with a series of small vessels and a very unconventional spoon and fork set. Amazing access to such a top level artist and she was so encouraging and natural with adults and children alike. Best exercise of the day: moulding clay with our eyes shut, to get us to really sense the shape rather than just looking.
I haven’t included any images here for copyright reasons but do check out the links above for the artists’ work. Plus, when they’re dry, I’ll post images of my creations…