Category Archives: trees
Last Sunday I was in Caldecott Park in Rugby for ‘Art in the Park’, a celebration of local artists surrounded by beautiful trees. This was my first ever experience of having a stall outside being completely uncovered, so we were really lucky to have the sun shining all day. It was great to get some of my latest pieces fresh from the kiln out and about, especially my new vase range which received some lovely comments.
Being surrounded by trees and nature, I was in my element and was glad I took my sketchbook to create a few doodles and design ideas.
Strawberry picking was on the agenda again last weekend! You can’t beat the freshly picked strawberries from our local orchards – so much better than shop bought. When I wasn’t munching on them straight from the fridge, I found another tasty use for some of the strawberries… They went down very nicely in a glass of fizzy rosé after I’d unpacked at home from art in the park.
This pair of hanging blue hearts were recently requested by a customer and delivered last week
And my new ceramic heart clock has made it into the press this week! Firstly being featured in Home Living magazine…
…and also featured as ‘Editor Loves’ on the Your East Anglian Wedding magazine website.
So that has made me very happy indeed
To top off my week so far, I enjoyed a fun evening out cross country schooling with Dizzy on Wednesday. She was so good, I put all of my trust in her and I think she could sense it. Bombing through the water making big splashes was the best bit!
I have been doing some drawing every day this week as part of an exciting new sketchbook project I am working on. Details will follow in my next post so be sure to pop back on Monday to have a gander through my sketchbook.
Wishing you a great weekend! x
I love trees. Their different forms, shapes of leaves, texture of bark surfaces, and wonky roots have always been a large source of inspiration for my work.
Check out these gorgeous Folksy shops below, where I’ve selected some of my favourite tree related pieces. Get ready to drool!
Picture “Tree” by Art in Hands
A Selection of Trees by MemotreeCrafts
Autumn Trees Cup by Julia Smith Ceramics
Tree Silver Earrings by k c hall jewellery
Lasercut Family Tree by Peaches and Chilli
Tree Pattern A4 Print by Felt Mountain Studios
Above is one of my favourite tree inspiration images taken from my Pinterest boards. Very apt for this time of year!
The above picture was taken from one of my recent early morning rides out on Dizzy. We explored a new bridleway and found a little wooden bridge to clip clop over. As it’s now the start of September and summer is coming to an end, I noticed the cow parsley is all drying out. Only a couple of months ago it was fresh and green and covered in bright white flowers.
Summer was a long time coming this year, and although I’ll miss it I’m kind of looking forward to autumn. I can’t wait for scarecrow festivals, pumpkin carving, wearing cosy jumpers and Ugg boots, hearty winter meals, sunny frosty mornings, seeing the leaves on the trees change colour, and making homemade soup.
Yesterday evening I made the most of the warm sunshine before it started to get dark, and walked a few miles around the local reservoir at the country park. The reflections on the water as the sun was setting were just beautiful.
Trees and their surfaces are one of many natural sources of inspiration for my ceramics.
On the way home we came across this little guy, among a few other tiny frogs that were jumping out in front of us. Most of the water has all dried up so the frogs are wandering about on pathways, probably trying to find somewhere moist to hide out.
Nature truly is an artwork in itself. What I love most about nature is that we are constantly surrounded by it in our everyday lives, even if you sometimes aren’t aware of it.
Next time you’re out and about, or just passing, why not take a moment to appreciate the nature around you?
I’ve been enjoying the last of the last of the summer sun this week, busying away in the workshop with the door open, preparing for the cooler autumn days to start.
As well as working on new stock for upcoming fairs, I have also enjoyed making some one-off custom pieces for customers. Although I love receiving all orders, custom requests are my favourite because I know a specific piece is being made especially for someone which makes it even more special.
Alongside keeping busy out in the workshop this week I have also been on a lovely (but super long) bike ride where I was able to view lots of stunning countryside. The bike ride started along a local canal with the intention of stopping off at a pub for a drink and then cycling back, which didn’t quite go to plan…
As we arrived so far at the end of the canal we had to change direction and go over a bridge, following what we thought was the direction to the next village, until we realised we had turned the wrong way about 5 miles in the wrong direction! But it was good fun finding a different route home.
A lot of the inspiration for my work comes from trees, so it was interesting to climb the ‘tree top walk’ in Salcey Forest last weekend. It was a little scary looking down but I managed to capture a few good photographs.
Hope you’ve had a good week!