Issue 29

Welcome home everyone; here’s hoping your holidays were restful and fun and filled with great weather and that the shock of returning to blighty has not been too upsetting!
You know how we like to fill your days with information (sometimes useful and sometimes not) well this month we have decided to provide you with a couple of fun facts about September; did you know that September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, which is a multiple of seven (the number of days in the week). Also that no other month ends on the same day of the week as September in any year.

Beyond our fun facts we are keeping things very short and sweet this month so as not to overwhelm you as you catch up with events that took place in your absence and organise both yourselves and the children for the start of the new school/university year.

Original Artists’ Posters

Our next show opens on Wednesday 9 September. We have put information and images relating to the artists’ posters on the website but suffice to say that we are showcasing the work of a multitude of well known and lesser known artists ranging from Chagall, Miro and Dali to Cocteau, Grate and Gromaire.  Whether or not you are familiar with all the artists on show, do come and feast your eyes on these beautiful examples. Artists created extremely strong imagery for their posters largely because their purpose was to attract attention thus making these highly affordable prints (mainly lithographs and screen-prints) very attractive indeed. Prices start from as little as £350 and go up to £2,500.

 Pablo Picasso, Côte d'Azur, 1957, Signed in plate, Lithograph, £2,500

Pablo Picasso, Côte d’Azur, 1957, Signed in plate, Lithograph, £2,500
Marc Chagall, Grand Palais, 1969, Not signed, Lithograph, £750
Marc Chagall, Grand Palais, 1969, Not signed, Lithograph, £750
Fernand Léger, Galerie Louise Leiris, 1958, Signed in plate, Lithograph, £750
Fernand Léger, Galerie Louise Leiris, 1958, Signed in plate, Lithograph, £750
Roger Bezombes, Musee Monetaire de Paris, Signed in plate, Lithograph, £375
Roger Bezombes, Musee Monetaire de Paris, Signed in plate, Lithograph, £375

Featured potter

We are going to showcase the wonderful work of potter Nic Collins alongside our artists’ posters. We love his elegantly rustic forms, his exciting glazes and ashy effects, all beautifully produced in his anagamakiln. For those who aren’t aware, an anagama kiln is one where the firebox is open to the main body of the kiln thus enabling the potter to take advantage of the swirling ash in the extreme temperatures, creating wonderful and varying effects on his pots.

Nic Collins, Jar; natural ash glaze and shell scars, 44.0 x 34.5cm, £550
Nic Collins, Jar; natural ash glaze and shell scars, 44.0 x 34.5cm, £550
Nic Collins, Bottle; natural ash glaze, 21.0 x 13.5cm, £150
Nic Collins, Bottle; natural ash glaze, 21.0 x 13.5cm, £150
Nic Collins, Teapot; natural ash glaze, 16.5 x 15.0cm, £165
Nic Collins, Teapot; natural ash glaze, 16.5 x 15.0cm, £165

Late night shopping

In deference to those who are literally just back from their summer break and to give our customers an opportunity for an early view of the new show, we have decided to push our late night Thursday shopping evening from the first to the second Thursday of the month for September. We will therefore be open until 9.00pm on Thursday 10 September.

Also, given that the first Thursday in October is actually the first day of the month, we will push our late night to Thursday 8 October as well. Thereafter, it is business as usual.

As ever come and see us, talk to us about what you are looking for; you will always encounter a warm welcome and a friendly smile.