Going potty for a month
An exhibition called Pots & Prints will be running for a month at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury.
Olney potter and printmaker, Deborah Hopson-Wolpe, grew up in a creative household in London with her parents, Berthold Wolpe, typographer and graphic designer and Margaret Wolpe, sculptor and silversmith.
Deborah studied ceramics in London and Japan before opening the Olney Pottery in 1975. She produces pots decorated with type and freely cut and drawn letters and also makes individual hand-built items in stoneware, porcelain and earthenware.
Deborah is an accomplished printmaker and many of her works contain lettering and playful phrases. Much of her inspiration with lettering came from her father’s fascination with drawing and lettering and his work with the publishers, Faber & Faber, where he designed many of their book jackets.
The work in the exhibition from July 13 to September 14 is a celebration of creativity, curiosity and fun and may appeal to visitors of all ages. Work is for sale.
Festival of Archaeology
Saturday July 20, 11am-3pm
A fantastic day celebrating archaeology. There will be lots of information on archaeology in Buckinghamshire and activities for all ages. Fun activities will include excavating in a digging pit, creating Roman soldier selfies. There are also colouring activities and an opportunity to handle real archaeological artefacts.
Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP 01296 331441 www.buckscountymuseum.org