Category Archives: Gracefield Arts Centre

When it’s good it’s very very good and when it’s bad it’s horrid.

Wow! It’s a lovely sunny September time here in south west Scotland. Perfect drying weather for my pots. Thank goodness! I’ve been throwing and handling and slipping and trying to get through my list. After what feels like months of … Continue reading

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Still Movement – Art in Clay

Today has been spent at Gracefield Art Centre in Dumfries with Phil McMenemy. We have been working for the last long while on a a collaborative exhibition. It is called “Still Movement”. We have been excited, terrified, frustrated, thrilled, enthused … Continue reading

Posted in Art in Clay, Gracefield Arts Centre, Hatfield House, Paul Young, Phil McMenemy | 4 Comments

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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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

Posted in brushed slip, fresh slip, Gracefield Arts Centre, Phil McMenemy | 8 Comments

Earth and Fire Weekend

Well I’ve been there and done that and now I’m home again. It was Earth and Fire at Rufford Country Park this weekend just gone. It’s the first time I’ve ever had full stand there, I’ve been on shared stands … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, Earth and Fire, Gracefield Arts Centre, Honest Pots, Michelle Freemantle, wet slip, York Art Gallery | 6 Comments

What's going on?

Twice in the last two days I have attempted to make a cup of tea whilst having failed to first boil the kettle, this morning while making breakfast I did boil the kettle but poured it over my cereal and … Continue reading

Posted in Gracefield Arts Centre, Spring Fling 2010 | 4 Comments

Friday Frenzy

Barcelona shoe shop, any colour any size as long as you want this style! The whole shop was just like this table. I was amazed, we walked past a few times, it became a point of reference as landmarks along … Continue reading

Posted in CatStrand, Dartington Cider Press Centre, Gallerytop, Gracefield Arts Centre, McGill Duncan Gallery, Phil McMenemy | 4 Comments