Open Studio at Round Oak

Friday 27th, 28th and 29th November
Friday 4th, 5th and 6th December
10am – 4pm -  come and see us!

Dear Friends,

Just a line to sincerely thank everyone who came to my September Open Studios. Anthony and I really enjoyed welcoming you all, especially those of you who were just passing by and popped in, plus some new neighbours. There were never more than 6 visitors at any one time so we were able to sit and chat in the garden in what turned out to be the last week of summer.

Sales were great, thank you, almost as good as the official county Show, and I was able to make a substantial donation to the Forest Food Bank which is based in Coleford. Lockdown and Bug restrictions have meant that neither Anthony nor I have been able to continue our volunteering, so this is just an alternative way of giving back. Current statistics reveal that over 40% of children living in the Forest are in poverty, so with your help – and if the Bug doesn’t interfere – I shall be making another donation to them in time for Christmas.

Open Studio at Round Oak
2 pre-Christmas weekends for that special Christmas gift

Friday 27th, 28th and 29th November
Friday 4th, 5th and 6th December
10am – 4pm
with hot mulled wine and mince pies

Pottery will be in the workshop and spread around the sunroom*, where there will also be some new paintings. 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 Covid19 should interfere but you still wish to view my work, please be in touch at any time.

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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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