DECEMBER 2007   A Christmas Rush and Lathy Work  

We have had a very busy few months creating bodies of work to display at various galleries and Christmas exhibitions.  It is always an honour to be invited to exhibit, but it can be quite chaotic when they are all on at the same time.
As well as sending off Christmas stock to our outlets, Zoo Ceramics had to provide five different exhibition ranges for the Trinity Arts Centre in Gainsborough, the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield, the Whisby Nature Park, Wild at Heart and the Harding House Gallery in Lincolnshire and still have enough stock for several big Christmas shows.
Three Cow Head Pots        A pair of Barn Owls
Cows and Barn Owls at Trinity Arts Centre
A very Lathy Man
Rodney Bewes
It is always pleasant to get some feed back about your work, so it was a nice surprise to get a letter from Rodney Bewes of The Likely Lads fame, who was performing at Trinity whilst our work was on show.
He was kind enough to let us know how impressed he was with the work and said that it was "Lathy and Funny like me."
What a lovely word is lathy!
Out and about for Christmas
Rufford 1                       Rufford 2
Zoo traveled down to Winchester in November to take part in a Clic Sargent show at Lainston House in support of children suffering with cancer.  The event was well attended and lots of funds were raised for this worthwhile cause.  Later that month we displayed our work outside at Rufford Park, where fortunately the sun appeared and we enjoyed some late Autumnal weather.
The Lincoln Christmas Market Craft Show December 2007
    Lincoln Christmas Market      
Unfortunately the same could not be said for the Lincoln Christmas Market this year, as the heavens opened and down poured the rain.  It rained and rained and then it rained some more. We were lucky enough to be in a strong, fairly water proof marquee, unlike some of our friends who nearly got washed away.
We love doing this show as there are a great body of folks that we only bump into once a year at this event.  It was also nice to try out our new designs and see what the reaction they would receive. The new aniballs and spoon rests went down really well.
By Tracy Wright 30th December 2007