Bird watching

Recently spotted hiding in these glorious bushes, look carefully

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Buds and pods

Stunning photo by my friend Keith Henderson, retired fashion photographer now shooting nature.

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Pride of place

Now available to view at the glorious home of Alex MacArthur

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Studio corner

This is a corner of the place where I work, a converted coach house at the back of a grand square in Kemp Town, Brighton.

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Metallic lustre

Layered metallic glaze transformation. Battersea art fair this weekend.

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Fancy pigeons

Developing pigeon shapes, as in real fancy life.

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The Pigeon breed

It didn't take long for Charles Darwin to fall under the spell of the pigeon, it's individual personality, it's intelligence and adaptability, which goes someway to explain why these creatures are so abundant across our planet. They originated in the Middle East and moved on to inspire the greatest naturalist in his discovery of natural selection.

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Glaze over

I do love those moments in ceramics when a glaze transforms a piece of work. this one is reminiscent of shellacked plaster or varnished wood. Always my intention!

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Winter show

A selection of one off birds with individual markings and hues are celebrating winter at Cameron Contemporary in Hove, East Sussex.

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Bird's Eye

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A quarter of Flock have arrived in London for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Gallery until 26th November 2017

Flock's last weekend

It's the last chance to see Flock in the vast, atmospheric Rye Monastery, East Sussex

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Flock at the Monastery

Film maker Camille Griffin's interpretation of Flock at Rye Monastery is an atmospheric journey

Photo of the week

The Crafts Potters Association have selected this wonderful photo of Flock as their photo of the week.

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The Monastery, Rye, East Sussex

It was a party befitting a Fellini film with staggering artworks in every corner of the building alongside Alex Macarthur's globally sourced antiques, until the end of September 2017.

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Monastic multitude

A remarkable 14th century monastery, saved from dereliction, will form the dramatic backdrop for art, sculpture and antiques carefully curated by Alex Macarthur, from 15th September . Flock at the ready...

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Art fair Hampstead

A large collection of Ponti birds will be exhibited with Cameron Contemporary Art at Hampstead art fair from 11-14th May.

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Still life

A shelf stuffed with inspiration.

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Flock

Sowing some seeds for the start of this matt black avian tribe.