“The breathtaking 500 Teapots launched a bestselling series—and it remains hugely popular. Now comes a gorgeous follow-up that documents the continued vitality of the form and of a new group of top international artists. Ranging from classically beautiful to wonderfully witty to wildly imaginative and ultramodern, these teapots will inspire ceramicists, collectors, crafters, and enthusiasts.”
I was pleased to get my copy of the new Larks book of 500 teapots. The collection put together by Jim Lawton includes a ‘Defaced Royalty’ teapot.
Private View is this Thursday the 31st. As in tomorrow!!!
Its 185 Acton High Street
Tonight I’m off to the private view of the Art Guitar Show at the West London Art Factory. I was never sure that putting mosaic on to a guitar would work or that I could get it done in time.
So finally I got to visit the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft and see the wonderful gallery and workshops they have there. It was the final day of the Smash Activist China Now! Show that I exhibited in and I wanted to go see the current public art show that is on in the Bearpit outdoor gallery in Bristol. It runs until Nov 10th and I thoroughly recommend checking it out.
I was invited to speak at the British Ceramics Biennial.
I traveled up with co-conspirator Siany-sian. We attended a round table discussion at the old Spode factory about craft and well being. I was there to talk about the recent Craftivism project I was lead artist on with young people in Birmingham with Craft Space.
It was bitter sweet to be visiting the town so famous for its rich historic past – the heart and soul of British ceramics. The Old Spode factory is brought back to life for 3 months whilst hosting the biennial, but tragically lies empty and unused the rest of the time.
After the talk we thought we better get fed and prepare for the night ahead. So we had a nap and a swim,found a pub, ate some food and went back out with our comedy glue gun. Stoke never knew what hit it.
This is what happens when you invite a Renegade Potter to come and speak about Craftitvism. Deeds not words.
So after a few false starts we got to South Acton and managed to put some tiles up.
Well it was a bit more complicated than that. We had been given the go ahead to do a Treatmentrooms mosaic with the community. The aim to involve as many and as broader range of locals and residence of the South Acton Estate. We had a really loose design and that suited us perfectly as we where immediately surrounded by local kids trying to fine out what we where doing and asking how could they get involved.
I can’t believe it – I won this year’s Winston Churchill Fellowship to ‘Advance the craft of community mosaics in the UK’. If you are wondering what this award is – here is the write up from their website.
“We award Travelling Fellowships to British citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas, to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in their UK professions and communities. Fellows receive a travel grant to cover return and internal travelling, daily living and insurance within the countries visited.”
They will be funding me to travel to Chile in Jan 2014 to visit and work alongside the incredible revolutionary ceramic artist Isidora Pas Lopez. I will then travel to Mexico to work alongside side some amazing mosaic artists there.
Im back! and it’s with a bang.
The London art fair starts on wednesday 16th of Jan and I am there with Inked gallery. I have been feverishly working away for the last few months to make new pieces.
“Mad In England” is set to rock the art fair. Black white and gold! It was a risk but we think it has paid off.
Then to top all off, I have one of my bonnets there too. Get down there and check it out! I here it is looking pretty good.
You’ll need tickets though so I have put the link below.
This is one of three “Mad In England” framed mosaics I have made for the art fair. Each one is completely individual and full of different ceramic transfers. Black and gold though, I think looks very bewitching.
Inspired by the invasion of all things kitsch into popular culture, this design uses vintage, digital and hand screen-printed ceramic transfers to expose the irony of this idealised portrayal of an England that never was.
Ceramic on Metal Bonnet
Apologies fellow revolutionaries. Due to some pressing radical engagements, I have been unable to make the final touches to my website which will be live soon and allow you to purchase the Mad in England range. If your urge for anti-monarchy memorabilia becomes simply too great to wait, and you must have one of these collectable subversive souvenirs, please visit Etsy at the following link to satiate your rebellious self.
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I just became a member of the very cool West London Art Factory so yesterday I spent the day with the very talented Jewel Gooby, the owner. She showed me around the studios there and how to use all the equiment. I made my first print there….the all new Mad in England. I am going to be selling these for just £10, with £2 going to Reel News. I only have a few, so you need to get down to the Treatment Rooms Collective HQ for the opening of our new show, details to follow.
For more details about the studios at the Art Factory
New show opening at The Treatment Rooms Collective HQ.
Following its successful Xmas show Taking Liberties, The Treatment Rooms Collective HQ, is proud to announce a special Valentines exhibition SLAG.
The opening event will be held at Carrie’s studios at 199 Acton Lane, Chiswick W4 5DA, on Friday the 3rd of February 6pm until late. Please RSVP for guest list.
The usual suspects from Mutoid Waste, Mutate Britain and The Treatmentrooms Collective will be exhibiting their work, alongside some surprise guests. A female heavy show, the window display is an amazing piece of outsider art made by a ‘Recycling Fairy’. It is a composition of hundreds of found objects, toys and dolls made to create the Goddess Kali with babies gushing from her blood red vulva. Not a typical Chiswick shop window but then The Treatment Rooms HQ is getting used to visits from the local law enforcement officers for causing a visual disturbance.
This show gives art enthusiasts the rare opportunity to view eclectic and original artwork made by some of the top underground/outsider/lowbrow artists. This is a rare treat so make the effort to come down.
All artwork can be bought direct from the artists, many of them will be there on the night. 80% of the profits go direct to them; the other 20% is donated to REEL NEWS. They are an activist video collective who report from the frontline of protests from around the world giving us an insight into what’s really going on out there as opposed to the propaganda propagated by mainstream T.V channels. Check them out on www.reelnews.co.uk
Well the pop up shop in a studio has been going so well that we are extending it until Xmas. So you still have a few days to make that trip to west London and bag yourself a good deal, an ethical gift!
Well it’s been great and thanks to so many of you art lovers and friends who have popped down to the studio over the last few weeks. I’m sure you will all agree that it looks great and there are many bargains to be had. With 90% going to the artists and 10% going to Reel News, we can all afford to shop a ethically this year. The good news is that it has been so successful that we have decided to stay open this Monday and Tuesdayfron 12:00 – 20:00 with a lovely Winter Solstice closing soiree on Wednesday. So go on, make that special little trip down to the Treatment Rooms HQ, formally known as the Black Sheep Curiosity Shop and bag yourself a bargain. Photos to follow, but remember there is always new stuff arriving. Gaye Black is due to bring new pieces in this week…..
we make beautiful fings, its pikey but its pukka!
Puzzled how to make ends meet this christmas? Does your nearest and dearest expect beautiful gifts on an ever tightening budget? Well you don’t want to shop in the west end then…shop with us were shonky but we make beautiful fings, its pikey but its pukka! Love Dotmaster, The Treatment Rooms Crew and good friends.
Today there is a rather interesting article in the Evening Standard – ‘The naming of parts; a new frankness about vaginas…by the respected writer Liz Hoggard. Liz interviewed me for the article and I did provide a few pics…but unfortunately they were deemed a little too much for the Standard…notice there isn’t a vulva in focus in the actual piece. But hey – full marks for getting a piece about the undeniable rise of the vagina in popular culture into the mainstream. Way to go sistah!!..And remember there is still time to sew your own vagina and add it to the now legendary Shoreditch Sisters WI vag quilt (Tracey Emin eat your heart out and make way for the Craftivists). Anyway, I thought now would be a good time to reveal my new activist alter ego – Super Vag, as photographed by the very talented Neelum Bassrall. Read the full article at This Is London
I recently spent a few of days with some very good friends of mine, activist and artists who I have been working with for many years. They are currently building an Iron age roundhouse in Kent woodland. They run workshops, so if you fancy learning some skills in building substainable housing please check them out.
More details at Touchwood Trees
Commemorating the Queen’s Jubilee
Made using vintage, digital and hand screen printed ceramic transfers, this piece pays homage in part to Jamie Reid’s 1977 iconic Jubilee image. Carrie combines a red, white and blue palette with authentic Metropolitan police badges. Images of the 2012 popular insurrections are superimposed onto this motif, subtly subverting its patriotism and reflecting a rather more radical view of the British publics’ relationship with the state and Royal Family.
Ceramic on Metal Bonnet
Yes its back, bigger than ever…The Whitecross Street Party – held in the heart of London’s internationally renowned art scene over the weekend of the 23th and 24th of July. The street will be transformed and include some the world’s most creative living non-conformist artists. The urban art exhibition continues along Whitecross Street until 19th August 2011. Happily the area famous for its historical creative’s, dissidents and mavericks will now see again ‘en mass’ – Rise of the non- conformists. Please come along, look out for the Tiki Truck and my flying eyeballs………
I am giving a talk tonight at the Catalyst Club being held for the first time in Oxford at the stunning Grove House. The talk is called: The Revolution Will Be Ceramicised
Riot Here, Riot Now – Carrie Reichardt 2010
Showcased in a solo exhibition at Ink_D Gallery, made to celebrate the wedding of William and Kate. This, piece had strangely prophetic quality as a few months later rioting broke out across London. The design uses vintage, digital and hand screen-printed ceramic transfers in Carrie’s signature style.
Ceramic on metal