Category Archives: sgraffito

Sitting in the Sunshine

Fat bellied pots sitting in the sunshine and warming their tummies. You can almost hear them going ‘Ahhhhhhhh’. Don’t you just envy them having the time to sit there soaking up the warmth. I did some actual sitting and drawing … Continue reading

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A little cluster of sgraffito jugs from today’s frantic working. Paul thought FLP stood for Fat Lazy People, I haven’t managed to find out what the Gaelic for “Bonnet Babes” is yet but I’m working on it. Remember this? Have … Continue reading

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Sitting in the Sunflowers and Thank You for Not Being an Estate Agent

This is part of the not always polite and orderly queuing system in operation by the myriad of birds that are faces at the feeding points in the garden. A lovely to place to wait your turn though don’t you … Continue reading

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Where on earth has the week gone? I suddenly realise it’s friday and I don’t know what on earth happened to the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday bits. where did they go? I’m not entirely sure what there is to show … Continue reading

Posted in bowls, Cambridge Contemporary Art, owl, plates, sgraffito, teapot, thistles, Wild Hart, work experience | 5 Comments

Potfest and Dragons

This weekend I visited Potfest in the Pens in Penrith, I couldn’t resist, another whole big bunch of potters and pots and in relation to most of the other shows so very close to home, I had to go. I … Continue reading

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Here we snow again

Some new ovally dishes slipped this morning. There was a small hint of possible snow in the forecast last night but I wasn’t expecting to wake up to a good 4inches of snow and it still coming down by the … Continue reading

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Away Again

Tomorrow morning early I’ll be off again, this time down to Manchester where I spent a lot of time, both at uni and for a couple of years working in a gallery there after I graduated. The show, the Great … Continue reading

Posted in Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Lisa Hooper, sgraffito | 4 Comments

Some dry weather!

Lots of slipping being done at the moment in between checking to see if there is any more wet stuff falling from the sky. A whole afternoon of dryness today! That staves off the insanity for another day – just. … Continue reading

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Well I have to do it now. . .

Some of Amanda’s tiles were in the last firing. She hasn’t seen them yet, I think they have come out a treat. She’ll be round again tomorrow for another session. Sgraffito of black through white slip, I think I can … Continue reading

Posted in new mugs, sgraffito, wood. | 5 Comments

Different Day.

Well well well. That was on eye opener! Yesterday Amanda came over to my workshop armed with some fused glass sheets in “challenging colours” and her engraving tool. We have been talking for a while about having a chance to … Continue reading

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