Monthly Archives: October 2009

Happy Halloween

Wet slip again, it never doesn’t make me want to either take a bite from it or pour a bucket full of it all over myself. Why is that? Delicious stuff. Today I spent what felt like hours wrapping and … Continue reading

Posted in Harvest jug, Silvana McLean, soup bowls, wet slip | 6 Comments

Busy Day

It feels like it’s been an age since I have decorated any pots, only a week in actual fact but somehow seems much longer. Funny that isn’t how time sometimes doesn’t fit with how it should feel, like the fact … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Priestman, McGill Duncan Gallery, Scottish Potters association, wild clay | 3 Comments


Here we are back to good old GMT time which means that it’s starting to get dark at something awful like a quarter to 5 in the afternoon. I’m taking a deep breath as we plunge into the winter darkness. … Continue reading

Posted in Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair | 2 Comments

Away Again

Tomorrow morning early I’ll be off again, this time down to Manchester where I spent a lot of time, both at uni and for a couple of years working in a gallery there after I graduated. The show, the Great … Continue reading

Posted in Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Lisa Hooper, sgraffito | 4 Comments

Visitors – more!

Phil McMenemy my good friend and great photographer cam over this afternoon. He is also involved in this exhibition coming up The Twelve Pots of Christmas at the McGill Duncan Gallery. Twelve pots by me, eleven being decorated by other … Continue reading

Posted in Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Lisa Hooper, McGill Duncan Gallery, Phil McMenemy | 3 Comments

Fair Frenzy

It’s nearly here, the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and the chaos that always precedes a show is ongoing. You’d have thought that I would start to get slightly better at all this but it always seems to be a … Continue reading

Posted in daleks, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair | 1 Comment

Saturday Sunshine and a Pretty Puppy

I have a new “thing”! It’s not a pot, I know that is unusual but it is instead a glorious bowl of Amanda’s. These pictures show you nothing of the subtle colours but I did like the shadows with the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Happy Hannah's Harvest Jugs

Guess who’s a happy Hannah! I am very pleased with these and tonight, just to celebrate we are off to a harvest supper in Corsock.

Posted in Harvest jugs | 6 Comments

Moneybox Mayhem

Money box mayhem this morning, they got more and more detailed as I went on, hmmm that helped me get as much as I could done today – not! Makes for more exciting pots though. The next show for me … Continue reading

Posted in bird money boxes, Grayson Perry, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Mary Wondrausch | 3 Comments


This morning my “to do” list was so scarily long that I resorted to the age old technique of procrastination, I went out to tidy up the plant pots for the winter. Not that I have any idea how or … Continue reading

Posted in Kay Ribbens, London, Origin | 2 Comments