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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 […]

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’ […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

August 11, 2009

Contemporary Craft Shopping Experience

I’m really looking forward to this! My last craft fair of 2009 will finish this year off nicely at the Contemporary Craft Shopping Experience, being held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre near Leamington Spa on Sunday 22nd November. There will be approx 200 stalls and all items for sale will be handmade only. This is […]

August 11, 2009

The Work of Exhibitors I met

I had to share the work of these crafts people with you, its all stunning! The following work was created by some of the exhibitors I met at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta last weekend. First is Richard Clatworthy, creator of beautiful boxes. Richard was my neighbour at the craft village, and kindly let me borrow […]

August 10, 2009

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 4 Day Event

I’ve just got back from the International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol after a 4 day event at the Ashton Court Estate (6th – 9th August). I think it was the best event I’ve ever been to, I enjoyed every minute of it, met loads of lovely people, saw some amazing things and sold lots of […]

July 24, 2009

Ceramicist’s work I love

There are so many to mention but here are my top 5… In 2004 I went to work with Kate Malone at Balls Pond Studio in Islington, London. How was I lucky enough to do this, might you ask? Well I was at college at the time and had always been an admirer of Kate’s […]

July 20, 2009

Sculpture in the Sanctuary Exhibition

After driving down to Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire at the weekend to collect my ‘family of 3’ organic garden sculptures from Showborough House where they were on exhibition in the garden from April to June, they have now been cleaned and packaged up ready to be collected again tomorrow. My sculptures are going to be exhibited […]

July 14, 2009

Seaside break

I had a lovely relaxing and fun weekend away at the seaside, wish I was still there! The weather was warm and mostly sunny in Skegness where we stayed, so it was nice to be on the beach and I loved feeling the sand inbetween my toes! 🙂 We spend most of the time at […]