Sunday, 1 December 2013

French collections

A few of my favourite collections from Lille including soaps, ribbons and a selection of beautiful sacred hearts which were in the cathedral.



Gallet De Rois / Good Luck Charms

Yesterday I had an amazing time by having a day trip to Lille in France. I went around the Grand Palace Christmas market and came across an amazing stall which sold gaudy modern 'La Feve' 's. I took some pictures to post on here, but within doing so realised that I hadn't actually written about their connection with my work.
The Gallette des Rois cake is baked for French people to celebrate Epiphany ( The arrival of the three wise men) It is given on 6th January. The Gallette des Rois is a round pastry cake which contains frangipane. The cake is baked with a small figurine inside. When the cake is cut and given out to the family the person who is lucky enough to get the slice with the figurine or 'la feve' inside becomes the king for the day and is meant to then have good luck.

My shrine / good luck charms are made using antique La Feve figurings which I found in a French market last year. They are traditionally made from porcelain or bone china and are hand painted in brighton colours. My figurines are moulded from the traditional La Feve's and are hand painted with a gold lustre. They are then attached into the ceramic surrounds which I have made. They can be used as Christmas decorations or good luck charms for the house. Each one is different.

To have a look at my shop, where you can buy them please click here. Or email me at info@alicewaltonceramics.co.uk

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Blog feature

Thanks yellow bear wares for the feature on your blog ... http://yellowbearwares.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/made-brighton-private-view-211113/

Sunday, 17 November 2013

New newsletter out now...

My winter newsletter is out now. Find out about all my fairs, exhibitions and shows over the next few months

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Launching



Here's a sneak peek at some of my new work which I will be launching next weekend at Made Brighton. For more information click on the link. Feel free to pop by to see me or keep waiting a little longer for some more images which I will be posting soon.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Kettles Yard

I visited Kettles Yard in Cambridge at the weekend, it's one of my favourite museums to visit. Here's some snaps of some pieces from the collection. I find it so inspiring

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Throwing plates

Is it too optimistic to try to launch a new range of work which I haven't quite made yet on 22nd November? ... Let's do it!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Mini roses

Back by popular demand... I've been making more of my mini ceramic roses today to go on show in my collection displays. Each one the size of a 10p piece. They're ready for firing and then they will be coloured red. I've also been commissioned to make a yellow rose collection display, so I'm quite excited to see how it looks.

Made London

Friday, 18 October 2013

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Last weekend Katie Spragg and I travelled up to Birmingham with the lovely Jo Davies to go to The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. We met some amazing people over the weekend and had fun exploring anamazing city... must go back soon!




Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Updated website

An amazingly inspiring day with talented photographer Yeshen Venema. I have now got a huge range of photos which I have used to update my website. Please take a look: http://www.alicewaltonceramics.co.uk
Here's some behind the scenes shots from his studio in London 




Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Planning new work...

I've been collaging quite a lot at the moment getting some new ideas together for some work which I hopefully will be launching over the next month or so. I'll keep posting photos but you should be able to see it in person at a number of my shows which are coming up. See me at The Great Nothern Contemporary Craft Fair (Manchester), Made London (Marylebone) and Made Brighton (Brighton Corn Exchange) email me if you would like tickets and I'll see if I have any spare.