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Fishink in Manchester, the Peterloo Masacre and Sale Arts Trail Pop Up Shop 2019

June 12, 2019

I went into town yesterday to go to the Manchester School of Art Degree show which I’ll talk more about later this week and early next week. Whilst I was there, I popped into the Manchester Craft and Design Centre and saw this comissioned work by Newcastle based ceramist Alex Sickling, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre in August this year.

I thought it interesting to see a ceramic response to a historical event and that Alex did an impressive job of creating a personal depiction of something that happened so long ago.

Many people living in Manchester today perhaps aren’t aware of the extent of the massacre that occured, and so it’s a great way to document the event and tell a story using ceramics.

This was a poster sent out by the local police before the event some 200 years ago, warning people not to attend.

On a more contemporary note, I also dropped in to see the lovely Linzi Ramsden who is selling her beautiful stoneware and porcelain ceramics from her groundfloor shop, opposite this display.

Beautiful colours and movement in her work, thanks for the chat and for letting me showcase your work again Linzi.

More local news is that I’ll be part of this years Sale Arts Trail based at Minikin 57 Cross Street, Sale, M33 7HF. It’s on 13th and 14th July and there will be a great mix of artist and designers taking part, covering areas such as ceramics, illustration, jewellery, painting and much more. Save and share the date !!!!!  Also announcing the Arts Trail POP UP shop.


” We are pleased to announce from Sale Art Trail HQ that we will be opening our Pop Up Shop. The shop is located at 21 The Mall in Sale Town Centre and will be opening this Sunday 16th June to coincide with Sale’s very first Makers Market.

There will be a selection of work in our artists gallery and find out what we will be up to in the shop for the month prior to the Sale Arts Trail.

We will be open from 11-4. Drop in, say hello and collect your Sale Arts Trail leaflet ”

A small selection of my Fishink work I’m assembling for the show.

Look forward to seeing many of you there soon. I’ll be showcasing my selection of graduates work from the Man School of Art on Friday and Monday, drop back in for more news.

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