On the 7th October at the Barn in Mells, myself and 7 other workshop tutors will be taking part in 'The Great Create', a charity fundraising event organised by Millie Moon Haberdashery. All proceeds from ticket sales go to P.A.C (Positive Action on Cancer).
It should be a messy, sweaty, sticky fun day involving speed crafting, cakes, tea, guest speakers and a jelly roll race (look it up, it sounds insane!)
Please check out the links below for more info and pics of what to expect. Even better, buy a ticket and come along, I can absolutely one hundred percent guarantee that it will be an experience!
It's that exciting time of year again when you get to have a peek into artists' studios and workshops! I'm relieved to not be doing it this year so I have lots of time to go and be a punter! The favourite so far has been a little poke around Emma Scott's studio in Coleford, where there are also 3 other venues so well worth making the trip out there. Emma produces fantastic paintings and I love her sculptures/puppets too.
A new series of spoons inspired by found natural treasures which I have held on to. I'm using Glacier white porcelain, white fires up beautifully and accented the bowls of the spoons with some transparent glaze. Textured and twisted, the series includes and exploits the cracks and quirks of porcelain. More to come...!
I've been a bit distracted lately-I've been indulging my other passion of vintage treasures and decided to open another Etsy shop where I can showcase my finds. It helps to keep the old man happy...and keeps it out of the house!
It's called 'the love fleas'- I wanted to call it 'les puces d'amour' after those tiny little dolls that were popular when I was a kid...which in themselves would now be considered vintage. Did you know that according to Etsy anything pre 1993 is considered vintage!! This means that half of my life is now consists of vintage memories....
Anyway. here's a link to the shop. I know this blog is primarily about ceramics but go on...take a peak, you might see something you remember from your childhood- it will either make you feel very happy or very old!