Monthly Archives: April 2014

Firing Day 29th April

Still feeling rather shattered after the firing day yesterday. Opening it up on Friday. Fingers crossed boys and girls.

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F f f firing tomorrow

A little contrast in the weather while packing the kiln today compared to what was flung at us at the end of January when we fired last. A glorious day here in Galloway today and the sound track of birdsong … Continue reading

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  If you read my last blog post you would know that I was getting ready to be bridesmaid to my two wonderful friends, Rick and Emma, at the weekend. Well what a day that was. It was just lovely … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time many years ago, I can’t remember how many, somewhere around 14 or 15 I think, I worked with a rather wild but underneath sweet boy called Rick. I also knew as a friend of a friend, … Continue reading

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Sunny Southern Slip Time

Here in the south west of England Spring has well and truly sprung. It was quite surprising traveling south last weekend and seeing how stark the difference is over those 400 miles. Up in Galloway the leaves on the Hawthorne … Continue reading

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A little update on the Craft & Design Selected Awards that I was asking for you to vote in recently. I am pleased to tell you that I am one of six shortlisted craftspeople in the ceramics category for this … Continue reading

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A New Look to Studio

Stephen Dee, the brains behind the Studio Pottery website has been hard at work creating a new and more user friendly site. Aimed at all those who are passionate about contemporary ceramics, be you a maker, collector or student of … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods

Yesterday I wanted to decorate this large platter in the image above. I have been making a conscious effort recently to bring more depth into my work in terms of layers and building up of techniques. This is all very … Continue reading

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