November 16, 2009

Craft Fair Essentials – Check List

It’s too cold, wet and miserable to be out in the workshop, so I’ve decided to stay in the warmth and prepare for my next craft fair this Sunday – The Contemporary Craft Shopping Experience at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 22nd Nov – This event has been really well advertised and promoted and should […]

November 12, 2009

Giveaway Competition – 100 Followers!

Firstly I’d like to thank those of you who follow my blog and find it interesting enough to read! I reached 100 followers yesterday, and to celebrate I’ve decided to run my first giveaway competition. The winner will receive a handmade ceramic turquoise magnet, a decorative shiny red hanging ceramic star, and a cream & […]

November 11, 2009

Autistic Students use my Ceramics as inspiration for their project

I was delighted to be contacted by a teacher of Billing Brook School in Northampton a few months ago, who wanted to ask if I’d mind her students using my work as inspiration for a project they were going to be doing. It was a special school for autistic children aged 13-18, who were looking […]

November 10, 2009

Shop Handmade UK Gift Boxes

Do you remember the sets of magnets I made for the new sample boxes that were being launched by Shop Handmade UK? Well some are now available to purchase with more on the way! Belinda of Shop Handmade UK has been working very hard preparing each box. The variety of products is nicely mixed, with […]

November 9, 2009

Local Craft Fair

I had a brilliant day at a local craft fair on Sunday, it was in Rugby at The Benn Hall. This was actually one of the closest events to home that I’ve ever exhibited, I usually go for bigger events but I was very impressed with this one. A good number of people were flowing […]

November 7, 2009

Christmas is coming!

I thought it was snowing the other day after a quick glimpse out of the window, but it was leaves falling from the trees! I can’t wait til Christmas, its my favourite time of year. I’ve made these tree decorations and glazed them with a shiny red glaze, and a volcanic crater glaze which looks […]

November 6, 2009

New work

As promised, here are a selection of images showing new work that I have been busy photographing. Hope you enjoy them!

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 […]

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 […]

October 19, 2009

My Magnets in new Sample Box

I’ve been busy preparing these sets of magnets to go into a new sample box concept, run by Belinda of Shop Handmade UK. Each pack comes with 3 different magnets, wrapped up in cellophane with my card and sealed with my stickers. This should be a great promotional concept and will hopefully get my products […]

October 14, 2009

Autumn – Four Folksy Finds

The evenings are slowly starting to draw in now, its definitely scarf and glove weather for me! I’ve noticed a change in the drying process of my work, each item takes twice as long to dry completely out in this cold weather. I suppose thats more of a good thing though, because the slower the […]

October 10, 2009

Workshop snaps, work in progress…

I have noticed a big change in the weather whilst out in the workshop this week, it has been sooo cold! I’m lucky to have a halogen heater which soon heats up the small space, making it feel nice and cosy. I’ve noticed someone watching me from outside while I’m working… he’s small and fat […]