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 clay;  

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.

Alison

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 The Chicken Run Studio is exhibiting live.

Not just at one, but at two venues. 

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 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

OX29 4HJ

Exhibitors:

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Here is a taster of my exhibition in May

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