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About eganj1

Obsession making arts crafts, and all things creative

New Ikebana Bowls and Succulent Planters

I have ceramic pieces drying all over the studio, they all need to be bisque fired, glazed and fired again before I can get them in my shop. I have changed my production method slightly, the bowl part is wheel … Continue reading

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Making Ceramic Leaf Art

It’s been a busy week,  I have been putting stock together for topping up a gallery as well as making new work, and listing pieces on Etsy. At times I feel I could do with an extra pair of hands … Continue reading

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Chatsworth – mixing the old and the new

I have visited Chatsworth three times now and each time I learn something new from this incredible house. It’s been a while since my last visit but my favourite artworks were still there. What blew me away this time was … Continue reading

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Ancient Tribal Jewellery Components

Remember not so long ago I designed some new ceramic jewellery components, mainly ceramic pendants with a hand carved and stamped design based on the whirlpool Corryvreckan? You can read about it here. I decided to use the same stamp … Continue reading

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My weekend catch – raku ceramic fish

We braved the weather last weekend to have another raku firing as I needed stock to deliver to a gallery. One good thing about it being windy, it blew the smoke away. The firing was a bit of a mixed bag … Continue reading

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Jam making from foraged fruit.

It’s that time of year again, Autumn is in the air and the hedgerows are yielding their fruitful bounty. I think the fruit this year is exceptional, so much sunshine followed by lots of rain, I thought my apples would … Continue reading

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Raku bowls hot out of the kiln this week.

Finally the weather was perfect last week for a couple of days of raku firing. The firing is done outside and you have to stand around whilst doing it so it has to be a fine day, it’s not  something … Continue reading

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Art Elements August Challenge – Swirls

At first I was very excited about the theme for the Art Elements http://www.artelements.net/swirl-august-theme-challenge-reveal/ monthly challenge. I thought swirls was going to be simple, so much to choose from. I had lots of ideas which I dismissed as I wanted … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with Instagram, and my frame has arrived!

I’ve been trying to up my game on social media, I must admit it’s not really in my nature to do all this social media stuff, but I thought I could manage a daily photo or two on Instagram. I … Continue reading

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Screen printing progress.

I have been making pots and ceramic jewellery components this week but will reveal those when they are finished. So I thought I would show you my screen printing practice pieces, I’m doing an online course with Dionne Swift. I … Continue reading

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