Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Pottering about

Five artists displayed their work as Ewelme Pottery opened for the 15th consecutive year of the

Five artists displayed their work as Ewelme Pottery opened for the 15th consecutive year of the Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival. Harriet Coleridge, who runs the pottery, makes a wide variety of pieces, including a complete range of tableware. She was joined by John Parrey, Mary Lowry, Anne Payton and Anne Arlidge, all offering pieces for sale. Mr Parrey makes carved fish and birds in oak, Mrs Lowry weaves scarves and shawls in coloured silk, Mrs Payton captures the movement of horses and Mrs Arlidge makes pieces in glass. Mrs Coleridge said the opening weekend had been a success with about 300 visitors. She added: “I work on my own a lot so it’s very nice to have lots of public coming in a concentrated time and to have other artists around for a couple of weeks. It’s also an opportunity to sell the work. We’ve all done well.” Tea and cakes were for sale in the garden, which overlooks Ewelme church, in aid of War Child and £360 was raised over the weekend. There was also a gazebo full of bargains which were sold in aid of Compassion in World Farming.  Rachel Siegfried, of Green and Gorgeous, decorated the studio with flowers.





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