Margaret GardinerImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Glebe House, , Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, CM22 7TY. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1279 654025
Fax: +44 (0)1279 461264
Email:
Web-site: www.maggygardiner.com
Availability: Twice a year: Hertfordshire Open Studios in September and Xmas Sale late November. Otherwise by appointment is fine.
Studio Location:
Mll Junction 8, B1256 to Takeley, first right, follow the road for 2 miles until Village Hall on your left. Glebe House is the drive opposite. Park on your right and pottery bell is on the left of the main front door.
Courses:
Teach twice weekly classes from my workshop in earthenware.
Joined on: 2008-11-28
Last Updated: 2013-04-09

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

I just love making pots and playing with clay!

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Parndon Mill, The Gallery : Present Arts
November 06, 2014 to December 23, 2014

Current Work

Current Work

Vapour glazed stoneware and porcelain for both domestic use and visual enjoyment with a light, lustrous rainbow finish

Work available from:
Haddenham Galleries, 20 High Street, Haddenham, Ely Cambridge, CB6 3XA.
www.haddenhamgallery.co.uk
Frivoli Gallery, 7a Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London W4 2EU. Tel; 020 8742 3255 info@frivoligallery.com
Parndon Mill Gallery, off Elizabeth Way, Harlow, Essex CM20 2HP
www.parndonmill.co.uk
Bircham Gallery, 14 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR 25 6BW
www.birchamgallery.co.uk e: birchamgal@aol.com Tel: 01263713312
Grapevine Contemporary Arts, 109 Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2PE
www.grapevinegallery.co.uk e: 109unthank@tiscali.co.uk
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PS Tel: 01252 713208 e:gallery@newashgate.org.uk
www.newashgate.org.uk
New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1JH Tel: 01285 657181
www.newbreweryarts.org.uk
Contemporary Ceramics Centre 63 Gt Russell Street London WC1B 3BF
Craftfinder.com

Technical

Technical

50 cu ft gas kiln and 10 cu ft gas kiln. Reduction fired to 1300 c.
Work is bisqued first in an electric kiln. Glazed with salt and soda and then fumed with stannous chloride.

History

History

THE FIRST POTTERY INCARNATION
1974-1976 Harrow Studio Pottery Course. Tutors included Colin Pearson,Wally Keeler, Mo Jupp, Mike Dodd,Mick Casson & Richard Slee. Developed a strong interest in salt-firing .
1976-1978 Dartington Pottery Training Workshop. One of the first trainees  at Dartington, working  under Peter Starkey & Peter Cook. Repetition throwing & firing salt kiln. Private sales to Cider Press Gallery & Casson Gallery. Lidded store jar purchased for Wenger Collection. Cutsided store jar purchased for Bill Ismay Collection.
1978-1979 Set up own workshop in Chiswick, taking pots to Wiltshire to fire in Joanna Stills’ salt kiln. Pots sold in Casson Gallery, Amalgam, Atmosphere, Inate Harmony, Barclaycraft & Libertys in London & Maceys in New York.
1982-1985 Set up workshop in Bishop’s Stortford. Built 50cu ft salt kiln. Selling at local craft shows & craft centres , from the workshop & Casson Gallery.
1983-1984 £2,600 Enterprise Allowance Award for setting up business.
1989-1995 Teaching in schools & running classes for children & adults in the workshop. Started to explore earthenware. Selling salt pots to Amalgam & Primevera.

CURRENT - THE 2ND POTTERY  INCARNATION
2001 - New small ( 8cu ft) gas salt kiln built by Mike Goddard plus conversion to gas of 50cuft oil-fired salt kiln. Working in salted porcelain & white stonewarewith some gold lustre.                             
Exhibited in E.A.P. A.‘ Potters in Jesus Lane’ Xmas  exhibition. Own sale from showroom ‘Serious Ceramics &Precious Porcelain’ 
Working full time in pottery again after many family  commitments with the intention of fulfilling  my career  in ceramics.
2002 Started  classes from my workshop.
2003 Selected Member in East Anglian Potters Association            
2007 - November. Accepted as Professional Member of The Craftsman Potters Association
2012 - Society of Designer Craftsmen - full member.

Exhibitions and Shows

Exhibitions and Shows

2002 Potfest in the Park, Cumbria, Potters in the Cathedral, Ely, Salzbrand 2002, Germany. Eastern Counties Craft Market, Potters in Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Christmas Sale from my workshop
2003 CPA Associates stand at Hatfield (feature in CPA newsletter), Potfest in the Pens, EAPA exhibitions at Blackthorpe Barn & Jesus Lane, Great Walsingham Gallery Summer Exhibition, Potfest South West, Frome, Hertfordshire Open Studios, Eastern Counties Art, Craft & Design Show, Cambridge, Christmas Sale from my workshop
2004 Pottenbakkers Festival, Gouda, Holland, Bienale de la Ceramique d’Andenne, Belgium, Quartet Exhibition, New Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City, Great Walsingham Gallery Summer Exhibition, Organising EAPA selected members  stand at Hatfield, Art in Clay (and exhibiting), Demonstrating  salt kiln at EAPA Potters Camp, Summer Potters Exhibition, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Potfest South West, Frome, Hertfordshire Open Studios, Ceramica Cymru, Llandeilo, CPA Associate Member Stand at Oxford Studio Ceramics, Eastern Counties Art,Craft & Design Show, Cambridge, Work in the Haddenham Galleries, Ely, Christmas Show in the Parndon Mill Gallery, Harlow, EAPA  Xmas Exhibition ‘ Potters in Jesus Lane’ Cambridge, Christmas Sale from my workshop
2005 Pottenbakkers Festival, Gouda, Holland, Ceramics South-East, Aylesford Pottery, Kent, Organising EAPA Selected Members  stand at Hatfield, Art in Clay, ‘Make a Pot’ marquee, Art in Clay, Hatfield, Demonstrating  both salt and soda kilns at EAPA Potters Camp, Ceramica  Cymru, Llandeilo, Wales, Hertfordshire Open Studios, Organising & exhibiting in EAPA Selected Members exhibition  at Primavera Gallery, Cambs., The art, craft & design show at Millenium Grandstand, Newmarket Newcomers Stand at Art in Clay, The Maltings, Farnham, Christmas Exhibitions  in Jesus Lane, Cambridge ( with Anglian Potters), and also in Parndon Mill Gallery, the Haddenham Gallery and from my own workshop
2006 
24th - 26th March  ‘New Beginnings’ Organising exhibition of my students earthenware work at St Johns Art and Recreational Centre (ARC), St Johns Walk, Market Street, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 OAJ.  Tel: 01279 442447
3rd - 29th April Bishop’s Stortford Open Art Exhibition, Thorleybourne Galery, Rhodes Art Complex,South Road 1-3, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG Tel: 01279 651746
29th April - 5th June Salzbrand Keramik Exhibition, Galerie Handwerk Koblenz, Rizzastrasse 24-26, 56068 Koblenz. Tel: 0261 398277 www.galerie-handwerk-koblenz.de
24th - 25th June. Earth and Fire Rufford Country Park, Nr Ollerton,Nottinghamshire. CPA Associates Stand. Tel: 01623 822944
30th June - 2nd July Ceramics South-East, Aylesford Pottery, Nr Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7BX   Tel: 01622 790796 / 01303 812204 email: info@ceramics-southeast.co.uk
27th July - 10th Aug  Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
4th - 6th Aug The 12th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. The ‘Throw a Pot’ marquee. www.artinclay.co.uk
17th - 20th Aug  Demonstrating the salt and the soda kiln at the Anglian Potters Camp, Mill Farm Barn, Shotley.
3rd - 5th Nov The Art, Craft and Design Show, The Millenium Grandstand, Newmarket Racecourse .Organising ‘Anglian Potters Showcase for 11 Selected Members ’Tel: 01223 895895
11th Nov - 24th Dec Babylon Gallery, Waterside,Ely, Cambs CB7 4AU Tel: 01353 616993.  Organising Selected Members of Anglian Potters Exhibition ( to be confirmed)
17th Nov - 17th Dec  Anglian Potters Christmas Exhibition, All Saints Church, Jesus Lane, Cambridge
Sat 9th Dec - Sat 16th Dec - Sun 17th Dec. 1pm - 5pm Christmas Sale at my workshop
2007
22rd - 24th June: Earth and Fire Rufford Country Park, Nr Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. Tel: 01623 822944 CPA Associates Stand.
29th June - 1st July: Ceramics South-East,  Aylesford Pottery, Nr Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7BX Tel: 01622 790796 / 01303 812204
19th -22nd July: Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxon OX33 1JZ Tel: 020 7381 3192 Teaching throwing in the Practical Classes and exhibiting my work for sale in the Teachers Exhibition Marquee
13th Aug - 2nd September Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition at Emmanuel College,Cambridge
3rd - 5th August The 13th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. Tel: 0115 987 3966 The 'Throw a Pot' marquee
23rd - 27th Aug: Demonstrating the soda kiln at the Anglian Potters Camp, Mill Farm Barn, Shotley
8th - 9th September: Hertfordshire Open Studios, The Pottery, Glebe House, Church Road, Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM22 7TY. Tel: 01279 654025 www.hvaf.org.uk
21st - 23rd September: Ceramics in the City,  The Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8EA
6th - 28th October The Haddenham Galleries, 20 High Street, Haddenham, Nr Ely,Cambridge CB6 3XA. Tel: 01353 749188
26th -28th October The Art, Craft and Design Show, The Millenium Grandstand, Newmarket Racecourse Tel: 01223 895895 'Organising and participating in an exhibition of at least 20 Anglian Potters Selected Members in a Showcase Exhibition on the top floor of this state-of-the-art venue'
November - December  Booth House Gallery, Holmfirth, Yorkshire Christmas Exhibition
17th Nov - 16th December Anglian Potters Christmas Exhibition, All Saints Church, Jesus Lane, Cambridge
Sat 1st  - Sun 2nd December & Sat 8th  - Sun 9th December Christmas Sale at my workshop, Great Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.
2008
6th - 30th May The Haddenham Galleries, 20 High Street, Haddenham, Nr Ely,Cambridge CB6 3XA.
17th - 18th May Clay Art, The Old Coach House, Llanrhaeadr Hall, Denbigh, North Wales.
27th  - 29th June Ceramics South-East,  Aylesford Pottery, Nr Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7BX
18th -20th July Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxon OX33 1JZ Tel: 020 7381 3192 Teaching throwing in the Practical Classes and exhibiting my work for sale in the Teachers Exhibition Marquee
1st - 3rd August The 14th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. Tel: 0115 987 3966  The 'Throw a Pot' marquee
15th - 30th August Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition at Emmanuel College,Cambridge
4th - 5th October Hertfordshire Open Studios, The Pottery, Glebe House, Church Road, Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM22 7TY. Tel: 01279 654025
19th -21st September Ceramics in the City,  The Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8EA Tel: 020 7739 9893
6th Nov - 23rd December Present Arts The Gallery at Parndon Mill. Elizabeth Way Harlow Essex CM20 2HP www.parndonmill.co.uk
7th - 9th November The Art, Craft and Design Show, The Millenium Grandstand, Newmarket Racecourse Tel: 01223 895895 email: info@artcraftdesignshow.co.uk www.artcraftdesignshow.co.uk
15th November - 14th December Anglian Potters Christmas Exhibition, All Saints Church, Jesus Lane, Cambridge
17th November - 20th December Letchworth Art Centre Christmas Craft Fair www,letchwortharts.org
29th - 30th November and 6th - 7th December 12.00noon - 5.00pm Christmas Sale at my workshop, Great Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM22 7TY.
2009
31st January -28th Febuary: Exhibiting with Bishop’s Stortford Art Society at Thorleybourne Gallery in Bishop’s Stortford Museum. www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk
3rd April: Demonstrating for The Dacorum & Chiltern Potters Guild www.thedcpg.org.uk
14th May - 28th June: Among the Trees Exhibition at Parndon Mill Gallery, Harlow. Tel: 01279 426042 Email: info@parndonmill.co.uk www.parndonmill.co.uk
6th June- 21st June: Anglian Potters Selected Members Exhibition at Ely Cathedral. www.anglianpotters.org.uk
26th  - 28th June : Ceramics South-East,  Aylesford Pottery, Nr Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7BX Tel: 01622 790796 / 01303 812204  email: info@ceramics-southeast.co.uk   www.ceramics-southeast.co.uk
16th -19th July: Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxon OX33 1JZ Tel: 020 7381 3192 email: info@artinaction.org.uk www.artinaction.org.uk
Teaching throwing in the Practical Classes and exhibiting my work for sale in the Teachers Exhibition Marquee and the Best of the Best Exhibition
7th - 9th Aug: The 14th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. Tel: 0115 987 3966 Email:andymcinnes1@yahoo.co.uk  www.artinclay.co.uk
15th - 30th Aug: Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition at Emmanuel College, Cambridge www.anglianpotters.org.uk
18th -20th September: Ceramics in the City,  The Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8EA Tel: 020 7739 9893 email: info@geffrye-museum..org.uk 
www.geffrye-museum.org.uk
4th - 5th October: Hertfordshire Open Studios, The Pottery, Glebe House, Church Road, Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM22 7TY.Tel: 01279 654025email: info@maggygardiner.com www.hvaf.org.ukSat :12 midday to 5pm  Sun: 10am - 5pm
20th - 31st October: Proverbial Porcelain Exhibition, 55/57 Chiltern Stree, LondonW1U 6ND. www.zelliporcelain.co.uk
5th Nov - 23rd December: Present Arts The Gallery at Parndon Mill. Elizabeth Way Harlow Essex CM20 2HP www.parndonmill.co.uk
2010
1st April: Talk and demonstration for the Bishop’s Stortford Art Society , Thorngrove School, Bishop’s Stortford www.bsartsociety.co.uk
1st - 25th May Exhibiting in Artspace,  Barn Galleries, Aston, Henley on Thames, Oxon, RG9 3DX. email: info@barngalleries.com Tel: 01491 577786 www.barngalleries.com
8th -30th May Exhibiting in Haddenham Galleries ‘On the Shelf or on the Table’. 20 High Street' ,Haddenham' ,Ely' ,Cambs' ,CB6 3XA Tel: 01353 749 188  email: haddenhamgalleries@tiscali.co.uk www.haddenhamgallery.co.uk
5th June - 28th August: Exhibiting in Rarefind Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS. 01252 713208 www.newashgate.org.uk
25th  - 27th June : Earth & Fire, Rufford Abbey Country Park, Near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/home/leisure/arts/ruffordcraftcentre.htm
2nd - 4th July: Ceramics South-East,  Aylesford Pottery, Nr Maidstone, Kent, ME20 7BX Tel: 01622 790796 / 01303 812204  email: info@ceramics-southeast.co.uk   www.ceramics-southeast.co.uk
15th -18th July: Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxon OX33 1JZ Tel: 020 7381 3192 email: info@artinaction.org.uk www.artinaction.org.uk
Teaching throwing in the Practical Classes and exhibiting my work for sale in the Teachers Exhibition Marquee and the Best of the Best Exhibition
6th - 8th Aug: The 14th National Pottery & Ceramics Festival, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. Tel: 0115 987 3966 Email:andymcinnes1@yahoo.co.uk  Web: www.artinclay.co.uk
14th Aug -1st Sept: Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition at Emmanuel College,Cambridgewww.anglianpotters.org.uk
11th & 12th Sept, 2nd & 3rd October: Hertfordshire Open Studios, The Pottery, Glebe House, Church Road, Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM22 7TY.Tel: 01279  654025email:info@maggygardiner.com
www.hvaf.org.uk Sat & Sun:12 midday to 5pm  
17th - 19th September: Ceramics in the City, The Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA Web: www.geffrye-museum.org.uk  Tel: 020 7739 9893
9th Oct - 7th November: Anglian Potters Selected Members Exhibition, Haddenham Galleries, 20 High Street' ,Haddenham' ,Ely' ,Cambs' ,CB6 3XA Tel: 01353 749 188  email: haddenhamgalleries@tiscali.co.uk www.haddenhamgallery.co.uk
13th Nov - 12th December Anglian Potters Winter Exhibition, All Saints Church, Jesus Lane, Cambridge,  www.anglianpotters.org.uk
4th Nov - 23rd December: Present Arts, The Gallery, Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2HP. T: 01279 426 042 E: info@parndonmill.co.uk www.parndonmill.co.uk
20th - 21st November: Art in Clay at Farnham, The Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR Email:andymcinnes1@yahoo.co.uk  Web: www.artinclay.co.uk
27th -28th November: Margaret’s Christmas Sale from the Workshop, Glebe House Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM22 7TY Email: info@maggygardiner.com    Web: www.maggygardiner.com  Tel: 01279 654025   12 - 5pm
4/5th Dec & 11/12th Dec: Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9LZ  email: events@blackthorpebarn.com  Web: www.blackthorpebarn.com  Tel:01359 271555
19th December: Sawbridgeworth Farmers Market, 9.30am - 1.30pm, Bell Street Car Park, Sawbridgeworth Herts www.sawbridgeworthonline.com/FarmersMarket

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Thrown
Soda
Salt
Vases & Bowls
Kitchen & Tableware
Reduction
Gas