Sunday, 28 April 2013

Isaac Button Exhibition 2013

Isaac Button has for as far back as I can remember been one of my 
Pottery Heroes .
I used to have a copy of  the classic film
Isaac Button Country potter.
I used to think to myself, this is the life I want to live.
Making old style country pottery.
And Now Here I am
A Country Potter making pancheons and jugs
in the same style as Isaac did along with many other hard working potters.
So when I was asked to take part in an exhibition of Isaac Button Pots
and was asked to supply 5 - 6 pots.
I was as they say in football land
( you have to say this to yourself in a London Accent)
" Over the Moon John, Over the Moon". 
 The exhibition is called 
 And it will start on the 30th June 2013 and be on for a month
and will include work by Potters that Have been influenced by Isaac
and will include, to name only some of them.
Clive Bowen, John Leach, Andrew McGarva, John Hudson,
Mike Dodd, and Richard Batterham, and
Paul Jessop
How Good does that Sound?
Whoop! Whoop!
 and I love making them, the wet slip is my favorite part.
 But I do love making simple pots
 Simple but useable
"Simple Honest pottery" is our tag line
Here is the link to Johns Gallery in Long Melford
with some more details of the exhibition.
I am very excited about this.
Thank You John


Anna M. Branner said...

I'll bet you are excited! Fantastic!

Congresburypotter said...

Brilliant news Paul, congratulations!

Hollis Engley said...

I've seen John's posts about the show, Paul. You're a great fit in there with a lot of other terrific potters. Congrats. You belong there.

Dennis Allen said...

As we say over here, HOLY CRAP ! What an honor! I'm sure you'll do the old boy proud. Just make sure you wear your tie and throw a ton a day!

imagine said...

Thank YOU Paul

Your pots are exactly what is needed for this exhibition,
you are one of the few people who are still making pots similar to Isaac's.
We will have many potters in the show but you are perhaps the most fitting.

Isn't about time you started smoking a pipe?

Paul Jessop said...

Thank You all for for nice comments it's much appreciated. John I'm on the look out for a suitable pipe and Marion say's she's ironed my Flat Cap.
A Ton a day ! Dennis I'm a real slacker...

Paul Jessop said...

I'm beginning to realise just how many local people read my blog, but never, ever post a comment. So many people are congratulating me on being a part of the Isacc Button Exhibition it's all very humbling. Thank You.

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