Author Archives: eganj1

About eganj1

Obsession making artsm crafts, and all things creative

Falling leaves – ceramic wall art

When we moved into this house I decided that I didn’t want anything near the windows that would distract from the view so I went for plain walls and simple blinds. But for some time I’ve wanted to make something … Continue reading

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More Raku Bowls

I managed to get another raku firing done last week, in between the days of torrential rain. I have been waiting eagerly to fire up the kiln again but the weather has been so bad this summer. I made several … Continue reading

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Making flavoured gin and ceramic components.

It’ supposed to be summer, but you already know if you live here, the British weather is so unpredictable and this summer has been a bit of a wash out. That does mean everything in the garden is lush and … Continue reading

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A trip to Potfest and making lemonade

Yesterday I had a trip to Potfest, I had a great time, saw some amazing work  and met a few potters whose work I have bought over the years so that was nice.  I was able to buy a few … Continue reading

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Raku progress

The new raku glazes arrived, and the weather looked promising so we decided to have another attempt at raku firing last weekend. This was the second attempt since making the raku kiln, this time the firing was far more successful. … Continue reading

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July review, mountains climbed

And so another month has flown by, it seems I have shown most of my makes this month already, but there is something going on. I have continued building on my meditation technique and I feel I’ve made a breakthrough. I … Continue reading

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Northumberland Coast and Castles

There is no better place to spend a few days in the summer than the Northumberland coast. Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England, many of which are strategically positioned on the coast. The number of castles … Continue reading

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Creative time with friends

Some good karma came back at me last week, aren’t these flowers gorgeous. Also our friends came over for a few days, I love our time spent together. The weather was set fair so we did our planned firings first, … Continue reading

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Ceramic lamp with handmade shade

Ceramic lamp with handmade shade. My lampshade kit arrived yesterday, if you  remember I made a textural lamp base and I wanted an oval shade for it. I thought making it myself would finish the lamp off perfectly. I have … Continue reading

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My conflict between perfection and the not so perfect.

As I continue to learn how to throw pots on the wheel I have come to realise there’s conflict going on in my head. I’m sure anyone who throws pots will, like me, be striving for perfection. I am loving … Continue reading

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