This morning on my ride to work the grass was white with frost, the sky was clear and blue, my eyes were stinging with the cold and by the time I got to work my fingers were numb even through my gloves. The air just cut straight through my clothing and here we are in mid October there are months to go yet and it’ll get worse before it gets better but this morning was fabulous! Crisp, bright, fresh and zingy, my head was clear as a bell by the time I arrived. I love autumn, the leaves are turning and the drive is strewn with freshly dropped shiny velvety conkers begging for me to collect them up. I think I may have been a squirrel in a former life as throughout autumn my pockets are always full of tree fruits, conkers and acorns mainly but beech nuts and spinning jennys too when I can find them.
The exhibition Pots and Baskets is now open at The Barn Gallery at The Bield at Blackruthven near Perth – ours not yours Ang! This is the joint exhibition between the Scottish Potters Association and the Scottish Basket Makers Circle which has been in the planning for months now. I hear it looks great though I wasn’t able to get to the opening due to only just being home from London. I’ll let you see some pictures as soon as I get them. These are some of mine and Lizzie’s pieces.