November Weekend

This was a packed weekend! Another group of Raiders had asked if they could come out on a Saturday so we booked this one, but I didn’t realize that the East Side Culture Crawl was also on. Alan and I like to go, and I’d missed at least the last two so we decided to see some of it on Friday evening and Al would go again for much of Saturday. We chose to go to the densest area of studios, Mergatroid Building and 1000 Parker, partly to avoid the incessant wind and rain. Our son Mike and ...

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Circle Craft Christmas Market

After attending Port Moody’s Remembrance Day ceremonies at the War Memorial by the Arts Centre I walked along closed-off St John street to Moody Centre Skytrain station. My friend and fellow potter Linda had left Coquitlam Skytrain station just before noon and unbelievably she was in the carriage I entered two stops later! Forty-five minutes later we walked in to the Convention Centre, checked our coats and entered the huge, bustling Circle Craft Christmas Market. We spotted Cathi Jefferson’s ...

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Raided again!

It was good to settle back into the routine of ‘Raids’ again yesterday. Eric, Renée and Monique rolled up shortly after 10am, loaded with lunch and their supplies for working. After such a long gap between these painting visits I had accumulated plenty of platters and plates for them.     Renée had an ambitious plan for the day, hoping to roll out more slabs and paint a couple of plates. But she had brought out some bone-dry sculptures she’d made so spent much of the ...

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Tate Modern & Mudlarking

  To complete my previous blog, I’d like to add pots by clay artists who are permanent members of Contemporary Applied Arts. This gallery shows the best of British Fine Crafts. This was my final day in England and I was determined to make the most of it, in spite of having picked up one of those beastly colds that one does on a trip like this. I stopped in at a Starbucks for a latte and a ‘toastie’ while admiring the new addition to Tate Modern. When I was last here there ...

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Contemporary Applied Arts

On my last full day in England I took myself off to London’s South Bank to visit Tate Modern, but first I wanted to find Contemporary Applied Arts again. It took me about fifteen dawdling minutes from Waterloo to find the gallery on Southwark street and it’s only about a block south of Tate Modern and the Thames. This is the link to the CAA website where you’ll find its address. Click on ‘exhibitions’ to see information on the current show, ‘Home from Home’. http://www.caa.org.uk Luckily ...

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