March 26, 2015

In the world of a ceramic artist

A few weeks ago, I decided to brighten up one of the walls in the studio by displaying some of my ceramic hanging decorations. It has turned out to be a good way of showcasing the work, and also for customers to gauge the size of pieces. It also gives me something pretty to look […]

February 5, 2015

New Year, New Inspiration

I have to admit that after I posted out my last order just before Christmas 2014, I breathed a huge sigh of relief and took a little longer of a break than originally intended. As you might have seen from my overview of 2014, I think the break was very well deserved! January was a […]

October 24, 2014

In The Studio . . .

I love this time of year in the studio… The halogen heater is on full whack, set to rotate mode to radiate the warmth around the room. It also helps with the drying process of the clay which is always a little slower than usual in autumn. I have the radio on, bopping away to […]

August 26, 2014

In The Studio

Is it too early to mention the ‘C’ word? I’ve been preparing a few new Christmas designs ready for festive fairs later in the year, and am particularly pleased with one particular prototype of a ceramic Christmas house. A customer who has purchased a few of my ceramic houses asked if I will be making […]

June 12, 2014

In The Studio

It’s been another busy week! Alongside making new work, I am busy horse riding, sorting accounts, liaising with new contacts, sending orders and trying to sort out our lawn… I accidentally killed patches of it by putting lawn feed down a few weeks ago, and for some reason it didn’t like it 🙁 So those […]

May 9, 2014

The new studio

Wow – Since moving house a couple of weeks ago, the change of my work space going from a small wooden shed to a garage is a pretty big transformation. I now have cupboard storage space, a nice clean open floor to move around, and actual brick walls surrounding me! I am now naming my […]

March 19, 2014

Workshop Update

Slowly but surely… I am getting there with my latest batch of work. I have really enjoyed creating some new style pieces and can’t wait to see the results from the glaze firing. The only thing is, I seem to have produced so much new work that I’m not sure everything will fit into the […]

February 20, 2014

In The Workshop . . .

It’s great to be back behind the work bench, getting covered in clay and creating some brand new work. I can often ‘just pop out for ten minutes’ to fiddle with something and then end up staying out here for hours! With a constant supply of tea, of course 🙂 Some new pieces are finally […]

September 30, 2013

An insight into my working process

I’ve always used sketchbooks as a way to start new ideas and develop existing ones. My sketchbook ideas, notes and quick sketches are the basis of a lot of work in progress, which preliminary form a possible future finished piece. Several revisions of the works in progress may be issued before a finished piece is made, […]

January 23, 2013

Snow Day!

With everything in sight being covered in snow and the workshop being so cold over the last few days, I had to abandon the workshop and admire the winter wonderland from inside where it was warm and dry… after sledging, snow ball fights and making snow angels of course! Whilst in the warm and dry […]

January 18, 2013

New for 2013…

It’s been a busy few weeks for the start of the new year. I’ve been busy making gifts for Valentines & Mothers Day, as well as a few custom orders – I’ll show you what I’ve been working on in my next post soon. My personalised heart plaques have been popular so I have lots […]

November 20, 2012

My Creative Space

It’s nice to see everything finally coming together after spending long evenings out in the workshop. I’ve worked hard to complete as many custom orders as I can, and will be firing the kiln next week. I can’t wait to see the results and hope my customers are happy. Unfortunately I will not be taking […]