Paul Cardew ceramic vase with blue sunshine in Everything in the Garden is Lovely, The Byre spring 2014
Venus vase by Paul Cardew in Telling Tales at The Byre, summer 2014
Tall vases by Paul Cardew with pear by Remon Jephcott, Pastures New, The Byre, spring 2016
Paul and his wife Karen live a couple of miles away from us in a stunning 18th century farmhouse - Rame Barton - which is also a fabulous boutique b&b, www.ramebarton.com. Set in gorgeous grounds with enviable views of the coast and surrounding countryside, it is the perfect spot to find inspiration as an artist - and Paul even runs pottery courses so anyone can discover their inner creativity.
] We had a lovely afternoon - into the evening with them - last weekend which as well as enjoying gorgeous food (and wine!) was also a chance for a peek around Paul's studio to see what he's been up to.
Paul with cousin-in-law Maggie Cardew and Barry Dye
Paul with granddaughter, Eva
Sun starting to go down, chicken run in the background - chickens have run! In the studio, potter's wheel
Rugby pigs awaiting their team colours[
Rugby pigs ready for second firing A more feminine pig
If I can drag Paul away from his pigs, I hope to have some lovely new pieces from him in the gallery for the summer show - Out of the Picture, 16th July until 11th Sept.