Category Archives: kiln fired art

Circular walk to the Druids Temple

At this time of year it’s lovely to walk down quiet country lanes, there’s so much to see. I’ve never walked in this part of Yorkshire before so everything was new to me. The route took us past the river … Continue reading

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Grassington revisited – the day the sun turned pink and the sky sepia.

Last Monday we had a trip to Grassington. I love this little Yorkshire town, the locals say it’s a village. We were lucky enough to live here for a couple of years and I fell in love with the place. … Continue reading

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Tableware progress – bigger dishes!

I decided not to throw anything until I glazed some pieces and made a bit of room in the studio, but the other day I slipped out to have a look at something in the studio and it just happened! … Continue reading

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A close encounter of the best kind

When we were out walking the other day we almost stumbled over this very fine creature. I have had close encounters with hares before but usually, if I have a camera with me they run off before I can get … Continue reading

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Blake Fell – a wildlife walk

We walk Blake Fell so often I thought I wouldn’t bother taking my camera today as I didn’t intend to blog about it. But you never know what you might see and today was no exception . I didn’t want … Continue reading

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I eventually bit the bullet and did it!

I bit the bullet and finally glazed one place setting of what I had called my ‘dinner set’. I had already realised that my dinner plates were too small, more of a breakfast plate size. I have just opened the … Continue reading

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Deep joy opening the kiln…….but……

It was deep joy indeed when I opened the kiln on Friday, however I soon realised I need to keep better notes. I must remember to write stuff down. It’s been weeks since I glazed these vases, it was the … Continue reading

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My Ikigai – Raku Firing

Ikigai is a trending Japanese term which means something similar to Raison d’etre; a reason for being. Or putting it simply a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Having a kiln is most definitely my reason to … Continue reading

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A bit of yarn bombing!

I’ve had a few days away in a sleepy village in the Scottish Borders. The kind of village where you might see a car drive through every 15 minutes, a bit like stepping back in time and very peaceful. However … Continue reading

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Raku Alchemy – Part 1

Last weekend we spent Sunday firing raku pieces, it’s a shame it is weather dependant but somehow that adds to the magic of the process. Yes, I do think raku is magic, a bit of alchemy. Just look at the … Continue reading

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