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This piece is going home

20th October 2017

It was lovely to share the sunshine with Henk Littlewood who came to move this sculpture called Mind Today. He will take it to Ruskin Land in the Wyre Valley where the principles of John Ruskin, arts, hand crafts, hand skills, architecture and fine art are all celebrated. This work is going to sit within […]

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Dry enough to turn it.

12th October 2017

This piece is now dry enough to lay on its side, I’m crossing my fingers that the coils will now hold together, rather than splitting.   Smoothing away all the lumps and bumps so that I can work on the shape of this end.   I risk letting a little air out by making a […]

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A Thoughtful Process.

10th October 2017

I have completed the top side of this piece and I hope it will be dry enough to turn tomorrow, so that I can work on the base. The clay is a wonderful texture now, it stays where I put it without bouncing back, (which is what happens when it is too wet to work.) […]

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Busy in the workshop

6th October 2017

I half wrapped these pieces on Monday, so that the tops could dry to the same consistency as the bases. I have now used my thumbs to smooth the clay being careful not to trap any pockets of air. My phone no longer recognises my thumbprint which is no longer there! This clay is like […]

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The Kiln Is Open

30th September 2017

Today I opened the kiln. My heart is always pounding at this point!  I nervously take a tiny peek, I guess this is akin to hiding behind a pillow and only letting one eye see a scary film!   I love what I can see so far, but it is somewhat frustrating as I can’t […]

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Open!

12th September 2017

The kiln is open! I am so very pleased with this piece, it’s surface is so rich and full of interesting details. Phew!   Before firing. What a difference! This surface is gorgeous. So happy with this one!

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All Fired Up!

7th September 2017

I have finally found enough quiet time to finish drawing the linear detail onto this piece. It is now slowly heating in the kiln. I will see the results in six days!   Walking it into the kiln.   Ready to fire.

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last bit before I cook It!

1st September 2017

It has been a glorious sunny day today. I have been drawing the detail into the surface of this piece, readying it for the kiln. Tomorrow is Eyam carnival, so I will be closing early to don a costume and join the parade. The garden will be open from 11 – 2 and the carnival […]

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Finished!

27th August 2017

This piece is now complete and will dry for about 8 weeks before I fire it. It dries slowly to ensure that it does not crack.🤞   Almost finished colouring the surface with slip.