160…Made London and memories

by frances doherty on November 3, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I tried a new show in London. Made London is a show run by the same organisers as the Brighton Art Fair and is held annually at Marylebone.

Wonderful stand

Wonderful stand

When I arrived I was delighted to discover I had a lovely window right in the middle of the stand casting a wonderful light across my display. It’s always tricky trying out new shows. They are not cheap and have a lot of affiliated costs, and I find my work has to be seen several times before purchase as it can be quite site specific, but it is always nice meeting potential new clients. The most important thing is to have good organisers (and this one does) and a good footfall, after that the rest is up to you. Physically they are exhausting. You are on your feet for three or four days and have to keep yourself optimistic and cheerful throughout this time as there is nothing worse than seeing exhibitors grumpy and with folded arms, even if their legs are aching. But, it’s all part of this sometimes strange business that we are in!

There was lots of gorgeous things to see at this show, and these were probably my favourite.

Victoria Claire Dawes

Victoria Claire Dawes

I love the handles on these pots.

Emma Lacey

Emma Lacey

This lovely wall of ‘ombre’ mugs won Emma the peer prize at the show.

Amy Cooper

Amy Cooper

And Amy’s beautiful lights were perfectly set within an alcove in the crypt.

I managed to get a new sculpture out of the kiln just in time for the show and he was much admired.

Black and White pompom

Black and White pompom

This form of sculpture remains one of my best sellers, and I love trying it out in new colours.

It’s always quite exciting being in the middle of London for a show and always so much to look at. Leaving the show one day I caught the sun setting on this building,

sun set

sun set

making it look like a giant, old fashioned telephone box.

Recently some friends visited me in France for a cycling weekend and in lovely weather we cycled to St Saens and back. This was the start of my journey in France as many years ago I worked for a family here. When I was picked up in Dieppe and driven to their house,

le Quesnay

le Quesnay

it turned out to be here! I spent a couple of years between this place and Paris, and fell in love with France, and there I have been on and off ever since.

New this month is a sign up form at the foot of this post. This is for my monthly newsletter to offer tickets for shows and to let you know what is on the auction.

Also at a clients request, I have a new page on my website  called ‘available sculptures’. Many of my sculptures are out with agents or in galleries, but I always have some at home and these are available for view and purchase direct from me. To check out what is on there at the moment click this link    www.francesdoherty.co.uk

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Catherine Weber November 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Bravo pour ce beautiful green and flowerish website !

Tes œuvres , à la corporalité subtile , parfois très crue , sont belles au regard comme au toucher , prenant la lumière d’intense façon . Tes fleurs et fruits participent d’une spiritualité jardinière simple mais complexe en même temps ! Je m’incline avec respect devant tes créations , chère Fran!
Encore longtemps , longtemps , belles inspirations jardinières à toi ,
Je t’embrasse ,
Catherine
de Rouen ,
Normandie ,

Catherine et Claire

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