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Catching up with my glazing

It’s been a very strange week, I have not had a lot of time to make anything new, and it’s bitterly cold out there. So I brought my glazes in to work by the log burner and finish some pots … Continue reading

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Making my own decals with a laser printer

I’ve made a big decision, I’m taking my work in an exciting new direction, finally I got a laser printer to make my own decals. Hopefully I will be introducing a line of functional ceramics with my ‘trademark’ wildlife drawings like … Continue reading

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A week of raku firing

I have spent most of my week raku firing leaves, beads and pendants to stock up my shop . I now have over 200 listings.  All these leaves are now in my Etsy shop, they are going fast. They look … Continue reading

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New work inspired by Diatoms

A succinct post from me today; I’ve so much I want to do, so in a nutshell here’s some new design work that’s keeping me occupied today. I’ve had a thing for diatoms for a long time but I’ve only … 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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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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It’s time to stock up.

It’s that time of year again when I need to knuckle down and  get back to work after a fairly leisurely summer, and make new stock for my galleries; and so the build up to Christmas begins.  I find it … Continue reading

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Ending the month on a high

I can’t believe it’s the end of August already and I’m seeing the month out on a high. It didn’t start so well, the weather has been dreadful but in the end I had a wonderful day raku firing last … Continue reading

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