Category Archives: kiln fired art

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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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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There’s a change in the air so I need to make pots!

This past week the weather has turned, we have had plenty of rain and it’s back to dull Autumnal weather with sunny spells. I’m not complaining though, my beloved fells need water to green them up, although it’s almost time … Continue reading

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