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Happy to be Inside.

20th June 2017

It is lovely and cool in the workshop today. I am finishing the base of the second piece and have just started making number three.   These pieces called The land, The sea, by Viv keel, come to life in the sunshine   The sun has certainly put the paint on these this week.

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Glass in the garden!

17th June 2017

It was great to have Viv Keel in the garden today. Viv placed these beautiful lead crystal pieces here and I am absolutely thrilled with them. They are called Rock, Sand, Glass and are a celebration of what is essentially the same material.   They are stunning with the light shining behind them.    

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The joy of working with this natural material.

10th June 2017

I am so often astounded by nature. This tiny seedling is growing on the side of my work, where it has been wrapped in plastic for a couple of days in a warm humid environment. I feel terrible taking it off!   I have been making the slip for the surface of the piece today. […]

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There she was just a-walkin down the street.

3rd June 2017

This piece is called Doo Wah Diddy ( from the song) and I love the way Helen Sinclair captures human emotion so precisely in all of her work. This girl is strutting without a care in the world and she has the presence of a carefree empowered person. “She really blows my mind”

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Glorious in the sunshine.

31st May 2017

These woven pheasants by Juliette Hamilton look simply lovely strutting beneath the leaf laden beech tree.   Before I framed them in long grass.   It was lovely to sit outside this morning and have my first cup of tea with this view.

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Garden adornment.

26th May 2017

It was lovely to have Lucy Coyne working in the garden today. Lucy is also a jeweller and her large pieces have such beautifully observed and detailed elements within them. Thank you Lucy. I have been making slips.   Carefully Inlaying this coloured slip was the perfect gentle job for such a hot day.

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Phew….

18th May 2017

Phew I have joined the top. The days before I join it are pretty dodgy as the walls are desperate to collapse. Now that it is joined the air inside acts as a cushion and holds the top up.   These stainless steel thistles by Lucy Coyne make my dandelion collection look like it is […]

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Beautifully saturated.

16th May 2017

This is the view from my workshop windows, the colours are so vivid today because everything is soaked.   This piece by Kathryn Watson looks stunning against this border.   I have been bringing the sides in, slowly and carefully so that it does not collapse. It’s hard to see what I’m doing when I’m […]

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We are Open!

11th May 2017

The preview was a great success, a big thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a lovely event. I have started building the first of three pieces for a private collection and I thought I would show the process day by day. I am gradually coiling the clay, making sure each piece […]