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November 3, 2009

Trip to Germany

I had a fascinating stay in Germany last weekend, where I visited several towns and villages. My favourite experience was the trip in Rudesheim. The tour started with a cable car ride, gliding over the sloping vineyards and looking out from above onto the gigantic panorama. The view of the river Rhine was amazing, its […]

germany, Trips
October 26, 2009

Fun with fruit!

Now that the festive season is looming ahead, I wanted to prepare some natural decorations for my stall at my Christmas craft fairs coming up. I dried out these oranges and limes yesterday, the smell was delicious! I think they will look great with a few displayed in bowls here and there. I’ll also be […]

decorations, dried fruit, handmade ceramics, My Work, pumpkin
October 7, 2009

Sources of Inspiration and Pumpkins

Many artists, designers and crafts people struggle for inspiration and creativity at some point during their design processes and thoughts. With me being one of them recently, I dug out this book by Carolyn Genders – Sources of Inspiration – a brilliant visual source for applied artists working in any medium. I usually find that […]

Inspiration, sources of inspiration
September 30, 2009

Busy couple of weeks

I am enjoying everything that is going on at the moment… I’ve been really busy! My solo exhibition has been going really well, I got back from the gallery at the weekend after discussing a commission that has been requested by one of the galleries customers. He wants me to make 4 large ceramic ‘half’ […]

clay delivery, General, moo cards, News, slip
September 17, 2009

Latest Commissions

I’ve been working on a few personalised commissions lately, and now finally have them all complete. All thats left to do is get them packaged and sent to the customers, I really hope they are going to be pleased! This is a dish for a lady I met at one of my local craft fairs, […]

commissions, handmade ceramics, My Work
September 11, 2009

Better photographs!

I was reading a really interesting blog today by Alison of AMI Designs (fantastic beaded jewellery maker), who gave away a few tips on how to improve the quality of photographic images. I’d always had trouble photographing my work, as I could never seem to show it off to its full potential. I have now […]

fire burner, handmade ceramics, My Work, photography, picasa
September 9, 2009

Molly

I got a kitten on Sunday!! Molly is 9 weeks old and loves playing with strips of ribbon. Her fave food so far is roast chicken and pumpkin by Applaws, its good stuff! She’s very dependant and seems to always follow my feet wherever I walk, bless her. I’m enjoying buying her lots of little […]

General, molly
September 7, 2009

My Exhibition & Open Day

As part of the Northamptonshire Open Studios 2009 programme, I took part amongst up to 100 other local artists/designers who have their work on display at different venues throughout September. I chose to showcase my work at The Evergreen Gallery in Daventry, where I had full use of these four glass shelves… The gallery held […]

canons ashby house, Events/Craft Fairs, Exhibitions, framed prints, handmade ceramics, My Work, open day, open studios, the evergreen gallery, work in progress