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About eganj1

Obsession making arts crafts, and all things creative

Raku clocks

I finally got my raku clocks fired during the week, I was so excited about finishing these. Some are textured and have metallic flashes; on the wall they catch the light beautifully. You can see how the flames have licked … Continue reading

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A drive through The Lakes and tea at The Ryebeck

We mostly go walking when we are in the Lakes but there are certain times of the year when I like to drive through taking in as much scenery as I can. Friday was lovely,  the higher fells still had … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day And Signs Of Spring

It’s been a strange week with a celebration night out and a funeral all in one week, which means I’ve not gotten much work done. I find Mother’s Day a bit strange too, as I can’t spend it with my … Continue reading

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Work In Progress

Just a quickie today, it’s  been a busy week, lots going on at the moment, but I got quite a lot made despite everything. Lots of little fish drying. Raku art tiles and jewellery. Clocks. And lots of leaves too. … Continue reading

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No Time For Procrastination When Working With The Seasons

I have come to realise there is no time to procrastinate when working with the seasons. Remember the snowdrop ceramic pieces? Well it’s taken me a bit of time thinking about the right finish, and now I know what I … Continue reading

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New Raku Work In My Etsy Shop

Finally I have found the time to list some new stock in my Etsy shop. There’s more to follow but I have made a start listing raku pieces. Click on the images to go to my shop. Lots of raku … Continue reading

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Liquid Soap and Hair Thickening Shampoo Bars

I’ve made liquid soap concentrate this week, using potassium hydroxide. This one is castile soap made from olive oil, it started out very thin, I had to keep stopping the hand blender as I thought it was overheating. Eventually it … Continue reading

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Northumbrian Broth in the Soup Maker

The weather seems to be brightening up a little, we have started decorating and doing a bit of spring cleaning while my clay work dries. There are signs of spring about, my daffs are out. But we have had some … Continue reading

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New ceramics in the making

It’s  been a busy week, I’ve made quite a lot, thankfully my mojo has returned and I think seeing signs that Spring is not far off has given me an energy boost. It’s  come at the right time as I … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration On Holiday

There’s always inspiration to be found at the coast, I took these photos on holiday in Sorrento at Marina Grande. At the time I had big plans to develop some sketchbook work from them, to hopefully lead onto something more. … Continue reading

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