Archive | April, 2016


It’s Time to Open The Kiln

28th April 2016

A cup of tea is always a necessity, in case of a complete disaster… Here goes…. It is beautiful. The colours in the lines are exactly as I hoped they would be and the surface is a soft suede like texture with mottled undertones where the pigment in the clay body varies. I love it! I […]

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What Extreme Weather!

26th April 2016

As it was so beautiful this morning, I decided to mow the lawn!….   Little did I expect to end up mowing in a blizzard! This is not exactly helping the plants to grow! The kiln is at 650 degrees centigrade and cooling down.


On Fire!

25th April 2016

Looking through the spy hole in the kiln door, the inside of the kiln is glowing red hot which means that the piece inside is almost melting!  Did I build it strong enough to withstand this extreme temperature? (which is completely necessary if it is also to cope with frost and snow in the winter) […]


Getting ready to fire

24th April 2016

It is almost three months since I started working on this piece. It is now dry enough to fire. Today i have been drawing the detail through the surface slip to reveal the coloured lines that i put there about six weeks ago. This method is called sgraffito.   This is what it looked like […]

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New Signs

22nd April 2016

Wow! The signs for the gate and the bottom of the drive have arrived and they look stunning. Kate Hadfield designed them for me, along with my flyers and invitations and not only has she done a superb job, but she was wonderful to work with, understanding completely about tweaking until they were perfect and […]


Adding to the Collection

19th April 2016

Today has been another beautiful sunny day. Walter Bailey Has placed this beautiful piece which is called Storm Egg. What a super addition to the collection!  Thank you very much Walter.


What a fantastic day

17th April 2016

  What a Fantastic day! Artist Claire Lee spent the day in the garden installing four pieces made from welded steel wire. These sculptures are enchanting and thought provoking and I am so happy to be showing this wonderful work. Thank you so much Claire.   This looks awesome against the hills and vivid blue […]

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New Work in the Garden – Installation by Bev Seth

14th April 2016

Bev Seth has installed these beautiful porcelain bell like forms in The field maple in the garden. They are reminiscent of fruit and seeds but are also very much objects made by a person. Their bold white outer surface is not at all natural, yet it is delicate and subtle and has a quality that […]