Monthly Archives: June 2009

So today I'm thinking. . .

Well the sun is still shining and I’m still a long way from home. It’s hard being away for so long, and twice in close succession isn’t at all good. I am enjoying spending time with Paul Young and of … Continue reading

Posted in Earth and Fire, Paul Young | 7 Comments

To make or break a potter. . .

Well to break a potter, or pair of potters to be more precise you can shut the entire second floor of the Hanley Museum in Stoke on Trent which is where all the blooming pots are so that when they … Continue reading

Posted in Hanley, kiln furniture, Stoke on Trent | 4 Comments

Well I didn't know I could do that.

Who’d have thought it? Today we started what we’ve been trying to start for months and months and months. Jason came over to give me a hand, we got out the fireclay and the bricks and started laying them. I … Continue reading

Posted in crazy daisies, Oak leaves, Taena, wood kiln | 4 Comments

So they were paying attention after all.

I received this card today from Castledykes Primary School where some of the children were from who visited the workshop at Spring Fling. It’s really lovely, they have got my Woodley’s kick wheel in there, my whirler, my buckets of … Continue reading

Posted in Harvest jug, school visit, Spring Fling | 4 Comments

New things

New pictures of my Sgraffto Oak Leaf cheese domes, thank you Amanda. If you happen to be a Country Living subscriber you can currently get your hands on these with a 15% discount you lucky people! New flowers on some … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda Simmons, Cheese dome, Country Living Magazine, Tig's plants | 4 Comments

Monday monday

Sgraffitoed these little cups and saucers today for an order. I’m really into this crazy daisy at the moment, I think this might be the summer of crazy daisies. This afternoon I made up some extra sandy clay and threw … Continue reading

Posted in chargers, cups and saucers | 3 Comments

Ouch itch scratch

Well here I back from Cub camp, we were blessed with some glorious weather which makes everything so much easier. The mighty midges were out in force for what I think must be their first proper feed this summer and … Continue reading

Posted in Cub Scouts, Taena, tree | 7 Comments

Marvelous Really

This is Doug’s friendly wee oak tree at the side of his workshop. I had many a nice chat with this tree last week and told it all about it’s relatives north of the border. It’s a friendly little mite … Continue reading

Posted in oak tree, trees | 2 Comments

More from Devon

Chasing the little bit of shade. Good riddance to weeds in one easy move. Doug’s pots, some from the latest kiln load, jugs jugs and more jugs, fabulous shapes aren’t they, he does make some blooming fabulous jugs. I would … Continue reading

Posted in Devon, Doug Fitch, Harvest jugs, Spring Fling, teapots | 5 Comments

Ahhh home sweet home again.

A big big thank you to Doug and Hilary and the boys for their hospitality over the last ten days or so and to Nic and Sabine and Elsa who I stayed with too. I have had a wonderful time … Continue reading

Posted in big trees, Bovey Tracey, Devon, Doug Fitch, pie dish, shards, tree plate set, wood kiln | 5 Comments