3. Blue Winter Vessel, Porcelain, 15 x 16 cm. £590 


We have a selection of new pieces just in time for Christmas from an Irishman exiled in Cornwall.  Another journeyman from that part of the world also lived in the South West for a significant part of his life:

The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was
Spawning snow and pink roses against it
Soundlessly collateral and incompatible:
World is suddener than we fancy it.

World is crazier and more of it than we think,
Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion
A tangerine and spit the pips and feel
The drunkenness of things being various.

And the fire flames with a bubbling sound for world
Is more spiteful and gay than one supposes—
On the tongue on the eyes on the ears in the palms of one’s hands—
There is more than glass between the snow and the huge roses.

Louis Mac Neice  ‘Snow’

The bright colours of Jack’s pots cheer one up on coming in the door on such a cold, if stunningly beautiful, morning.  It has no heat giving properties though, despite the fiery colours, so be warned…


5. Carved Tall Vessel, Porcelain, 17 x 8 cm. Sold


I like words of winter that anticipate spring, and aren’t immune to December ‘freezings’…

How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December’s bareness everywhere!
And yet this time remov’d was summer’s time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,
Like widow’d wombs after their lords’ decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem’d to me
But hope of orphans and unfather’d fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or if they sing, ’tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter’s near.

-Sonnet 94 W Shakespeare


1. Folded Rim Vessel, Porcelain, 16 x 16 cm. £780 


The Christmas Market has been and gone.  We still have a few days left in which to send things out for Christmas, then it is reading time, with any chance….

Black Books, Oil on Board 27 x 30 cm. £950


Beth Carter Reading Minotaur 5 53 x 40 x 29 cm.


And finally, with the arrival of the snow…
Generous tears filled Gabriel’s eyes. He had never felt like that himself towards any woman, but he knew that such a feeling must be love. The tears gathered more thickly in his eyes and in the partial darkness he imagined he saw the form of a young man standing under a dripping tree. Other forms were near. His soul had approached that region where dwell the vast hosts of the dead. He was conscious of, but could not apprehend, their wayward and flickering existence. His own identity was fading out into a grey impalpable world: the solid world itself, which these dead had one time reared and lived in, was dissolving and dwindling.

A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

From James Joyce, The Dead


All work above is for sale.
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Aidan Quinn