Tuesday 13 October 2015

The Potter's Studio...

Last week we took our Art Foundation and BTEC students to visit the Harley Gallery Open Studios and Professional Practice Day which is in the beautiful Welbeck Estate, Worksop.
It's a fantastic opportunity to see a vast array of creative practitioners and businesses, it was an inspiration to us all.
One of the studios we came across was that of the ceramicist's Kyra Cane.
As soon as you walked in there was a sense of calm and stillness.
I just love looking in artists' studios, each space is unique and this one was simply beautiful.
Cane's mark- making is sublime, and I wasn't surprised to see that she also produces exquisite drawings (which can be seen on her website).
This quote, taken from one of her post cards states:
'References are made to the wild open spaces where she loves to draw;the edge of the land has a particular fascination for her, that p,ace where earth meets vast open seas, huge expansive skies, forms that have a rhythm but never repeat.'
I also found her equipment and tools to be fascinating...
I had serious brush- envy!

Thank you Kyra for making us all feel most welcome, and for letting me snoop around your beautiful studio!


  1. Love that bowl in the first photo. What a great studio - you artistic types have a real knack for creating beautiful spaces (I just create a mess!) Fab brushes too! xxx

    1. Your wardrobe will be the most amazing place, full of your vintage treasures!!! I really swooned over those brushes! X


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