exhibition at Just Art, Fochabers


The double windows of this village shop gallery look striking in the autumn sunshine with the displays of our work including Brian Cook Shand’s enormous bold jars, Maria Nordgren’s porcelain vases, Hannah McAndrew’s familiar slipware and Veronica Newman’s delicate bowls alongside Kerstin Gren’s simple forms. The overall effect was one of dark and light contrast.


Inside there’s a depth and range of ceramic work which is varied and pleasing, some functional, some quirky and amusing or with exquisite texture and subtle colour. All our work is displayed in a natural way as though you could be in someone’s home rather than in an exhibition and alongside a fine display of paintings by Francis Boag.


It’s great to see that 25 potters and potteries from all corners of Scotland are represented including Alan Aitchison, Alice Buttress, Anne Murray, Avesha de Wolfe, Christine Flynn, Claire Smith, Donald McIntyre, Findhorn Pottery, Fiona Duckett, Fran Marquis, Hilary Duncan, Jane Barker, Jane Kelly, Janet Adam, Jeff Buttress, Jenny Beaumont, Karen Ross, Patricia Shone, Miriam Reid and Vera Bohlen.


Of course it is best to see the show in person, and so far all the sales have been direct.  But if you really can’t get there before the end, 6th November, every item has been individually photographed and is available to view and to purchase online at   thanks to Stewart Harris the Gallery owner.




To pay tribute to the life and work of Alan Gaff , The Scottish Potters Association is awarding a prize for the favourite piece of pottery chosen by the public during the EVERYWARE exhibition at Just Art October 3rd until November 6th 2010.


Alan Gaff began the Argyll Pottery near Oban, and was killed in a motorcycle accident in September 2008. He had been a popular and loyal supporter of the SPA for many years.


The £50 prize will go to the maker of the piece with the most votes


You are allowed one vote only and can select your choice from the images online

Send your choice to or phone Stewart 01343 820500

Images of all the pieces are photographed and available to buy from the website:




Well placed for northern Scotland, this exhibition complements Scottish Potters June exhibition further south at Alloa.  Just Art is an independent gallery showing contemporary work by artists living and working in Scotland. In the historic village of Fochabers the gallery is easily to get to –it’s about an hours drive from both Aberdeen and Inverness. Set up by Judith and Stewart Harris in 1994.  Galleries can be intimidating: instead Just Art aims to be a comfortable place where you are free to browse and find a suitable piece of work. The aim is to give access to high quality affordable art in relaxed friendly surroundings.


As you enter Fochabers from the Keith side take the first exit at Christie's roundabout. Go past the first pedestrian crossing. Just Art is on your right just past the square and opposite Morning, Noon & Night. From the Elgin side enter the village passing Baxters of Speyside on your left. Go through the traffic lights. Just Art is on your left just before the square. There is parking on the High Street and in the squares either side.

Fochabers is 48 miles from Inverness, Stirling via A907; 33 miles from Glasgow via M80, A91 and A907; and 36 miles from Edinburgh via M9 and M876.

Just Art Gallery, 64 High Street - Fochabers - Moray - IV32 7DH - 01343 820500 -


Dates are Saturday 2nd Oct – Saturday 6th Nov 2010 and opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 10-1 and 2-5pm.  Although the exhibition opened on Saturday, our launch party was on Sunday 3rd October with wine & nibbles 3pm – 5pm.  You’ll find an invitation to the launch here


The SPA promoted this through its volunteer exhibitions organiser Jane Kelly 01968 677854 . Her email address is and her exhibition website is here at .


The work is being selected by Stewart Harris at the gallery 01343 820500 ,  and gallery website  


The first Alan Gaff prize for the best piece of work will be awarded at the end of the exhibition -as judged by visitors to the gallery




Previous Scottish Potters Exhibitions


Alloa Summer 2010 preparation pictures catalogue

Bield, Perth 2009 Pots & Baskets overview first pictures second pictures catalogue

Milton of Crathes Spring 2009 pictures&catalogue

Stirling 2008 pictures catalogue

Cromarty Pots & Baskets workshop pictures


More at




The Scottish Potters Association website


Campaign to revive the SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE