Over and Out

A huge thank you to all who supported our recent Christmas exhibition, “Jubilation!”  We had superb weather and super sales for many of our artists, as well as a healthy collection for the charity Farm Africa, so thank you all very much indeed.  As many of you are aware, the only blight on the fortnight…

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New Exhibition

The final exhibition in our Silver Jubilee year is almost upon us.  Opening this Saturday 19th November, the stage is set for a large, rich and vibrant show of original contemporary art and craft by artists linked with Africa.  A wide array of media, size, style, subject and price ensure there is plenty to suit…

golden leaves

Liquid Gold

As our magnificent autumn draws to a close, the Sycamore in our car park has shed her red dress and is now just a rush of falling yellow leaves, creating a pool of molten gold at her feet.  Which brings to mind the gleaming gold leaf bowls we have in for the first time by…

water shortages in the Cape

Water Saving Solutions

Africa is synonymous with drought but how may associate the Cape with this affliction? Being of Mediterranean climate this region relies on winter rainfall to fill its dams.  This year it looks as if it has fallen short – again.  But the locals are pragmatic.  When I last visited top Cape artist and ceramicist Helen…

Many Shades of Green

Before we launch our next exhibition we must deal with the season of abundance upon us, and it’s a bumper year at our Fillingdon Gallery garden. First up on the homemade stakes have been pots of pine-nutty pesto whizzed up in the blender from a lush crop of lurid green basil grown in the greenhouse,…

The Joy of Giving

Last month we were invited to partake in the Art4Africa fair in Bedfordshire, raising money for Rise Africa, a charity dedicated to the education of orphans in Tanzania.  This week we were delighted to pay the charity £1,200.00 which will provide three youngsters with schooling for a year.  Overall the event raised in excess of…

silver jubilee

“Silver Summer” current exhibition Saturday 2nd – Saturday 16th July 2016 – FINISHED

Open daily 10am – 4pm at Fillingdon Farm (on A40), Piddington, Bucks HP14 3BL A wide range of unique contemporary paintings, sculpture (including outdoor pieces), ceramics (featuring large garden pots), jewellery and craft. Parking is plentiful, entry is free and refreshments are available.  Donations to the charity Farm Africa are welcome.

safe packaging from SA

Six Steps to Sending Ceramics Safely

Our latest consignment from Africa to UK consisted of 289 fragile works of art weighing over 680kgs in nineteen large boxes – and there was not a single item broken.  What a fantastic result.  Everyone involved takes such care and it is worth spelling out the invaluable assistance we receive from Johannesburg. They use the…