Monthly Archives: July 2011


Home from Potfest. I’m pretty exhausted but of course my brain is in overdrive – again. Just had a hot soak in the bath and some food. It’s been a weird weekend. Some great parts, sales wise it started off … Continue reading

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Potfest time of Year

Well I’m home from Art in Action, I unpacked and did the washing and now it’s packing up time for Potfest in the Park! This one is only an hour and a half or so down the road so much … Continue reading

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Off again

This time it’s Art in Action time. Are you going to come and visit? Make sure you allow yourselves plenty of time it is a full full event, everything from music and dance to craft and fine art, demonstrations, classes … Continue reading

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Slip Slop Slap

More slippy sloppy slabs in the pipeline. I think they’ll make more sense when I show you were there are coming from and where they are heading but that will have to wait for the time being. Some tall weird … Continue reading

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Still Movement – progress

For the last year or so I have been working with Phil McMenemy who is a fine art photographer and a very good friend of mine on a collaborative exhibition to be held at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries during … Continue reading

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Manchester to Blackpool done!

This card is not at all to do with the bike ride but it is lovely. I was given it on friday by Hazels’ visiting grandchildren along with some wee presents too. What sweeties. So here’s me at about a … Continue reading

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Manchester to Blackpool

On sunday morning I am cycling (all being well) from Manchester to Blackpool. It’s a charity ride and I am doing it for The Christie which is a specialist cancer hospital in Manchester. A friend of mine was treated there … Continue reading

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Flowers and Stress and Tea

Somebody took some notice of one of my past blog posts bless them and came to visit this week armed with a posy of flowers from their garden. Thanks Zoe! This week I have been mostly rolling slabs of clay. … Continue reading

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USA Slipware Tour Volume IV

So how many years ago is this then? It feels like forever ago but today sitting here in Bonnie Scotland in the scorching sun I was reminded of the balmy days in Shelby in North Carolina back at the end … Continue reading

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