Welcome to the Chicken Run Studio
In the Chicken Run you will find my studio.
With quiet surroundings and the chickens for company. Birdsong is ever present which makes a wonderful hideaway to make and create.
Inside I have my electric kiln for bisque & Stoneware
I make an eclectic mix of stoneware pottery, both wheel-thrown and hand-built. Fired to 1230 C this produces work that can withstand the heat and cold both inside and outside. The durability and glaze options that stoneware gives makes it practical and appealing.
The rest is imagination. There is no limit.
Outside I have a gas kiln for Raku
The essence of pottery is clay. When I found I could dig the local clay and after cleaning it of stones its purity made for a very malleable clay. Perfect for Raku. Everything about Raku is organic :
the instantaneous firing ;
the glaze fluxing;
the changes under reduction in Oxygen-free sawdust bins
the heat, smoke, smell ,air and water
The tactile nature of the process throughout and with the final product is what makes pottery such fun!
Running workshops has allowed me to share my enjoyment. .
Hope you enjoy my site.
The Chicken Run Studio is exhibiting live.
Not just at one, but at two venues.
Venue 1 : Artweeks number 53
North/West Oxfordshire, Eynsham
1st to 9th May
11.00 a.m to 6p.m daily
The New House, Tanners Lane, Eynsham
Alison Holmans Chicken Run Studio :Ceramics
Rosalind Duffy - Art of Glass Oxford, all things glass
Anne Macdonald - mostly Seascapes from her favourite western Isles of Scotland
Tanners Lane will also be hosting Julia Loken's stunning Botanical Art and there will be an opportunity to walk around her enviable garden where she gets a lot of her inspiration.
GREAT NEWS Peter Shrimpton @industrialart will be moving some of his dramatic pieces along the lane for May Artweeks.
A great opportunity to see art in the best light and in the open air.
Unfortunately there is no parking up Tanners lane, but there is plenty of free parking in and around the village. There are also two places to stop off for refreshments. Lyles Cafe on the High Street (by the square) and the Market Garden in Mill Street (opposite the post Office) with places to sit outside.
In line with Covid regulations the exhibition will take place in the garden: in gazebos and in the chicken run. (chickens will not be mingling. ) There will be places to sit.
Venue 2 : Artweeks number 187
South Oxfordshire, North Moreton
15th to 23rd May
11.00 a.m to 6p.m daily
All Saints Church, Wallingford Road, North Moreton
OX 11 9HT
I will be exhibiting with Charlie Davies showcasing her paintings, etchings and silver jewellery; Michael Wrottesley who makes amazing rocking horses and Catriona Brodribb and Claire Drinkwater who are printmakers.
There is parking and refreshments. I must add that the church holds the oldest stain-glass window in the country. This is an amazing venue and lovely village location.
9 Artists will be part of the Eynsham Art trail.
This year we have the Eynsham Art Window as a sign post and showcase taster of the artists work to wet your appetite for an exciting event in and around Eynsham. Throughout the month of May the Eynsham Art Window on facebook and instagram will be showcasing the artists throughout the month of May.