Category Archives: Paul

New York Insanity and Shelter Island Calm

After the week in Philadelphia with the Craft Scotland gang I left there on the monday morning with a small group of intrepid Scots on the Greyhound (well it was actually Peter Pan but booked through Greyhound because what else … Continue reading

Posted in New York City, Paul, Ron Philbeck, Shelter Island | 7 Comments

The end of one the start of another

The end of another year, yet again I wonder where on earth it went and what I did during it all. I just had a quick flick back through the blog and there’s a lot there however so I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in 2010, Blogger Dan, Blogger Margaret, Blogger Paul, Christine, Doug Fitch, Germany, H M The Queen, kiln building, Paul | 8 Comments


Well now Christmas can begin, Paul arrived home at lunch time after a journey that took him from Shimonoski on a bus, a train, the shinkansen, the tube, a plane, a bus, a hotel, a bus, a very long plane, … Continue reading

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I thought you might be interested to see my newest acquisition. It’s the lovely fat jar on the right there nestled in with a Doug jug and an Alan jug and a tiny little Hannah jug and a shard. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Andrew, Paul | 8 Comments

Gelston Charity Craft Fair

Whew what a week, exhausting! Anyway friday is here, another week closer to Paul getting home, I’m getting excited now, I can see the end, they’re still a bit delayed after bad weather and breaking bits but fingers still crossed … Continue reading

Posted in Gelston fair, Paul | 2 Comments

To Autumn

To Paul, congratulations lovely. He and his runner Steven Smith cam first in the team event at the Hardrock Challenge on sunday. It’s a ten mile run and a seventeen mile bike ride round the red route of one of … Continue reading

Posted in acorns, autumn, Conkers, funny little people, Paul, spinning jennies | 10 Comments

More bricks

Another day of building, I am shattered! It’s coming on though. Two more courses of bricks to go until the start of the arch. In the kiln, it’s still to have a layer of lightweight insulation bricks to go inside … Continue reading

Posted in Jason Shackleton, kiln building, Paul | 6 Comments

Men at work – Happy Hannah

I remember once upon a time about 12 months ago putting up a post saying that we were making the foundation for the kiln and someone said they didn’t think I’d done anything as my dungarees were too clean. Well … Continue reading

Posted in Jason Shackleton, kiln bricks, Paul, wood kiln | 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

Do the sunny sunny day dance

A very very patient customer sent me this image above this morning, goes well with my t-shirt which has the slogan below on it. Think I should have one on the front on one on the back of my shirt. … Continue reading

Posted in Leach pottery, Paul, plates, Ron Philbeck, soup bowls | 3 Comments