A SANHS fund raising challenge to enable a manager and editor to work on the website.

From the 1st of August to the 7th November, and using the collections owned by SANHS as her inspiration, Fiona Holmes will create a pot a day. 

Fiona has never thrown except in preparation for this challenge. She mainly focusses on managing the gallery and hand building with clay. As the daughter of Treston Holmes (a potter with over 40 years of experience) she has access to all of the equipment and a brilliant trainer.  She is learning about the process as she goes along. 

Follow her progress, be inspired by the amazing collections owned by SANHS, learn about the history of ceramics in Somerset and laugh at my journey!

Facebook: @KenleyArts

Website: https://kenley-arts.co.uk

Website: https://SANHS.org

Please donate and please share and tell others to donate. It is only through us earning money that we will be able to buy more time so that Louisa can manage the website. The society needs your help!

News update: When I post news here, it is transferred to the blog so that the information is not lost.

Day 49 have now made 100 pots.

Day 50 we have raised over £300 pounds. 

We are open for Somerset Art Weeks so come and visit and look at the pottery! We are open every day from 11am – 6pm except Mondays. We have pottery, paintings and jewellery as well as the 100 pots exhibition. We are open from 21st September – October 6th 2019

David Dawson and I will be talking about ceramics and my journey on the 16th November at the Cotleigh Brewery. 

Panorama of the 100 Pots exhibition during Somerset Art Weeks

This photograph shows all of the pots in situation.They will be on display for the next two weeks in the studio and then they will move to the gallery so that I can carry on working. We will not be glazing until after Somerset Art Weeks.

Gallery of the 100 pots

Fiona Holmes at work

Pictures from our collections

Fiona's Blog about the 100 pots in 100 days challenge

Find me and follow me by clicking on the following links.

Don’t forget to share and add Hashtags!!! The more money we raise the more time we can buy to make the site work so that we can share our amazing collections, our work and everything the society supports. Together we can make it happen!

Blog and page moderated by Fiona Holmes.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Fantastic work. I look forward to seeing them glazed. Please keep us updated.

  2. I will! Just getting the posts up to date. I will be visit the collections tomorrow so should get some amazing pictures of pots to share. I am really looking forward to the collections starting to influence my designs.

  3. These pots are incredible, especially as you have only ever done sculpting previously, keep up the good work. The Society is very lucky to have you helping them fundraise for the continuing improvement and development of their website. Look forward to the talk about ceramics you plan to do with a fellow member who specialises in identifying pottery. Hopefully I will be a lucky winner in the raffle of pots.

    1. Ah thank you Chris. I am getting better at blogging. I have scheduled a post for tomorrow already! Have you looked at the Potted potty history link on Day 17? I will do it again soon but I am learning a lot about history!

  4. Fascinating project – it was lovely to meet you this morning at Somerset Rural Life Museum.
    Do you have an Instagram page that we could follow?

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