Previous Exhibitions

See below for Sam’s previous exhibitions. Coming up we have:

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We’ll Know Where We’re Going When We Get There

18th May 2022

These are confusing times, it’s true. But I think I’ve always been a bit confused! So much of the world makes little sense and I see my pictures as a bit of an antidote to my lack of understanding. Perhaps it’s naive of me to focus in on an imaginary world at times of such chaos and change, but the underlying themes of love and loss, heartache and whimsy are universal. And If I’ve raised a few of spirits along the way then that’s worth an awful lot.

These pictures and drawings were completed during a glorious six week break near to the Ashdown Forest a few months ago. The stillness and beauty of my surroundings gave me such a creative boost, I felt as if I were walking in the footsteps of Ernest Shepard and Winnie the Pooh! So many ups and downs and contemplative moments shared with my two (real) dogs and a host of imaginary friends. I think there must be something here for everyone: romance, dog walking, a nice bit of cake and all the wobbly bits in between. If one or two of them raise a smile then my work here is done and I’ll be on my way. I’ll let you know when I get there.

These Are The Days

17th-29th April 2021

Sam under a large tree

The bigness of the natural world and the smallness of our selves within it. The wonder of nature and our beautiful lives. The pain and hardship we put ourselves through when we don’t think we are good enough, forgetting we have everything we need, right here right now. These are the days. For which I am very grateful.

Hope Floats 9 October 2020

The Magnificent Seven 17 July 2020

The Anything Is Possible Collection 27 June 2020

With Master Potter Roberto Gagliano

Five Column Pots

Tall Column Stoneware Pot by Sicilian Potter Roberto Gagliano. Slightly wider at the base than the rim. Experimentation with glazes and multiple firings have enabled Roberto to produce a finish that draws attention to the figure at the top of the pot, providing a unique and earthy colour way, perfectly complimenting Sam’s textured figures. Rust coloured Tenmoku glaze -to an old Chinese recipe- at the base, fades gradually to a mottled beige with toning removable lid. Inside, the pot is beautifully finished with rust coloured glaze.

  • Height of pot 52cm approx. This does not include the height of the figure which is shown separately.
  • Diameter of pot: 16cm at the base, 14cm at the neck approx
  • Height of the complete piece is around 80cm, just short of 3 feet tall

The pot can be shown lidded or with the lid separately displayed, as you will

Five Classic Pots

Classically shaped Stoneware Urn by Sicilian Potter Roberto Gagliano. Perfectly balanced with pleasing lines. Experimentation with glazes and multiple firings have enabled Roberto to produce a finish that draws attention to the figure at the top of the pot, providing a unique and earthy colour way, perfectly complimenting Sam’s textured figures. Rust coloured Tenmoku glaze -to an old Chinese recipe- at the base, fades gradually to a mottled beige with matching removable dome shaped lid. Inside, the pot is beautifully finished with rust coloured glaze.

  • Height of pot 54cm approx. This does not include the height of the figure which will be shown separately.
  • Diameter at widest point 28cm approx
  • Diameter at neck 14cm approx
  • Height of the complete piece is around 80cm -some are taller than others – just short of 3 feet

The pot can be shown lidded or with the lid separately displayed, as you will

Little Art Show (the first) 6, 7, 8 March 2020

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