Open Studio at Round Oak

Friday 4th, 5th and 6th December
10am – 4pm -  come and see us!

Dear Friends,


Dear Friends,

My personal news is that I fractured my right shoulder in mid-October, having tripped over my own feet while battling a queen wasp in my hair. I won that battle, but I fell heavily on top of a hot halogen heater and crashed against the side of the kiln. Not burnt and not electrocuted but it’s going to take a very long time to heal - and I’m not 21 anymore…


However, the good news is that, in spite of that and with Anthony’s help – and if the Bug allows – I’m still going ahead with the second of my pre-Christmas Charity Show weekends (the first having been cancelled because of lockdown) and, with your help, I shall once again be raising funds for local children in need.

Christmas Event at Round Oak Cottage
Hoarwithy Rd, Bridstow HR9 6QJ

December 4th, 5th & 6th
10am – 4pm
Mulled wine & mince pies…

In previous years you helped to raise these amounts over 2 weekends:
2016: £895 * 2017: £900 * 2018: £980 and 2019: £950

Pottery will be in the workshop and paintings in the sunroom*, including a couple painted with my left hand. Catalogue attached.

Warmest good wishes and we hope to see you then,

* Masks should be worn indoors, physical distancing and sanitising zones will be in place, and if you wish to make a purchase, optional card payments.

* If Lockdown is extended you’ll already know, but if you still wish to view my work, please be in touch at any time.

Download the Paintings and Pottery 2020 catalogue here >>>

About me...

I am a working potter and painter married to a retired bishop and living near Ross-on-Wye in the Border Country of the Welsh Marches.

I think of myself as a storyteller, whether I’m doing pottery or painting landscapes and portraits.

Art Classes

Art Group at Round Oak with Kathy Priddis
Hoarwithy Rd, Bridstow HR9 6QJ
Wednesdays 10am-12.30
For beginners and the more advanced
Still Life, landscape & portrait
Cost - £10 per session
For more information please contact me:
Telephone: 01989 218503
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My workshop is in our garden, a purpose-built shed which I open to the public during annual Open Studios, or by arrangement. My pre-Christmas Charity Shows enable me to donate 100% profits to the homeless, or to local Food Banks – my way of paying something back.

I work with two clays, stoneware and porcelain. It’s important to me to harmonise my work with the countryside, so I source local clays to make my earth coloured glazes. I decorate with wax, leaf resist, sprigs, oxides and sgraffitto. My tiny porcelain pots are decorated with translucent celadon glazes. Commissions are welcome!

I paint in oils, watercolours, acrylics and pastel.

Our local Wye valley countryside has rich textures and colours, especially the local brick and stone of churches, river bridges and dilapidated cottages, and the shifting colours of water.

I approach portraits in a similar manner to landscapes, not only seeking to portray the literal face, but also its mood and character.


Commissions are welcome!

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