Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sunny Saturday

A good friend of mine, Linda Woodfield opened her new workshop studio today in Newton Stewart. We popped in to see her and wish her well with her new venture. It’s a great place that she’s found, an old butchers … Continue reading

Posted in bike ride, frozen puddles, Linda Woodfield, quilter, textiles | 1 Comment

The glue of society

In conjunction with The British Museum Radio 4 have been running this series called The History of the World in One Hundred Objects. I’ve been listening in when I can and it’s a cracker. Today’s piece was a 7,000 year … Continue reading

Posted in BBC Radio 4, History of the world in 100 objects, Japan, Jomon | 7 Comments

Spring's on it's way

Narcisisisisisisi I think they’re called, tiny daffs, anyway whatever they be they are on their way out as are the snowdrops under the big beech tree on the drive. The end of the dark days is nigh and actually so … Continue reading

Posted in Philip Leach, Scottish Potters association | 1 Comment

Computer funny business

So much for fixing it the other week, the computer has taken on a mind of it’s own as is their want. So I can’t get the pictures off my camera at the moment and nor can I compose a … Continue reading

Posted in frozen clay, geology, pugmill | 8 Comments

Jugs and oranges

I slipped the three legged beasts and I like them rather a lot! Two are no more because I seem to have suddenly learnt how to throw really finely and the flipping things collapsed on me, hmmm mustn’t try so … Continue reading

Posted in foot rings, legged jugs, slip | 5 Comments

Slippy day in another way!

Guess the inspiration of the staring owl / bird of prey Amanda! I’ve been brushing slip on my pots today, I think I’ve said this before, it’s not something I do often but keep meaning to have a play with … Continue reading

Posted in brushed slip, owl, Paul, Shipley Art Gallery, tree, wet slip | 6 Comments

Back again!

Lots of pictures to make up for the fact that I have been away for a week. No computer so no email, no blogging, no pictures, but lots of time to do my knitting and read books, amazing what you … Continue reading

Posted in feet, ice, jugs, marks in snow, Snow | 9 Comments

You can see our house from here.

Another trip up Screel today, it has been yet another glorious day, clear skies, low sunshine and blooming cold. From the summit here you can see our house, unfortunately you can’t see it in the picture as Paul is stood … Continue reading

Posted in Robin, Screel, shadows, Snow | 7 Comments

Still in the 17th C vein

Continuing in the 17th Century theme and borrowing nae plagiarising heavily from the glorious Stoke on Trent Museum book I decorated the mugs today. It was a slow process not least because I discovered there were ice crystals in my … Continue reading

Posted in 17th C mugs, Stoke on Trent, wet slip | 7 Comments

Blue and white

The view when you look left out of my workshop door, too good to be true almost isn’t it. Bunny prints. Eeek many bunny prints! Some slip trailing started happening this afternoon, I kept putting it off but eventually got … Continue reading

Posted in baluster jugs, crazy daisies, Snow, views, wet slip | 2 Comments