Wednesday, 1 May 2013

News from Hawker’s Pot

All has been quiet of late here in the halls of Hawker’s Pot as I have been in a small back room busily preparing new postcards to sell from the Hawker’s Pot suitcase.  Here is one of the thirteen new designs:

(Hawkers and Potters of long standing and good memories may remember the joke from some years ago.)
The suitcase will be making its first outing this year on this Saturday, 4th May, as part of the Site Festival opening night at Stroud Valleys Artspace on John Street.  I will be there between 7 and 9pm.
On the weekends 11-12th and 18-19th May, my studio at SVA will be open with a fully stocked suitcase of cards as part of the Site Festival Open Studios weekends.  I will also be showing paintings, drawings and nonsense verse including this sort of thing, a misdirected version of "My mother said I never should":

My mother said I never should
Play with the gypsies in the wood.

My father said I didn’t oughter
Play with the mermaids in the water

And when I asked my Aunty whether
I could play with the fairies in the heather

She said I’d really better not
Play with them,  a desperate lot.

They said they’d rather that I didn’t.
But, then again, I never listened:

I played with the gypsies on the heath,
I played up above and far underneath

And then I kissed them, one two three!
Tell mother I’ll be back for tea

(And the one who comes back will be a lot like me).

In other news:
Hawker’s Pot cards are now also for sale (from a natty little day-case) among the assorted delights in the Made In Stroud shop on Kendrick Street. 

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