My Blue Period…

Picasso and me…

Not that I’m getting ideas above my staton, of course…

Production has turned noticeably bluer lately though…

Blue Bird Teapot

Blue Bird Teapot

Blue Birds Plate

Blue Birds Plate

Blue Green Hearts Square Dish

Blue Green Hearts Square Dish

Blue Bird Jug

Blue Bird Jug

Bumbling bees Jug

Bumbling bees Jug

And much more along these lines… Will return to jollier shades before too long, I expect – it actually feels like the temperature has dropped in my display area..!

 

Open Studio 2014

I’m deeply ashamed to have neglected my poor little website – since this time last year, by the look of things..! Extreme technophobia is my only excuse…but I can see I will need to address this if only to stop cobwebs and dry rot taking over…

Here we go again – my studio will be open to anyone who’s interested from Saturday June 7th-14th from 10am-2pm every day.  As has become a lovely tradition, my old art school mucker and great friend, Janet will be here to keep me company and show off her brilliant book illustrations, no doubt knocking off a few before our visitors’ very eyes…as well as entertaining us all with her usual witty banter.

Please do drop in if you’re passing – you will be made extremely welcome and plied with tea and cakes, made possible by my own hens’ eggs if recent coop production is anything to go by.

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A small tidy up may be in order…

 

Bucks Open Studios

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Now into my third year of Bucks Open Studios… I’m joining in from 8th – 16th June and the studio will be open from 10am – 4pm, when anyone who would like to come and see my small (but complex) operation, will be made extremely welcome as well as sustained with various refreshments…

If the weather behaves, I shall turn the courtyard outside the studio into a temporary (and complimentary) tea room… Very peaceful, if you don’t count the hens…

Lazy Summer Days…

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Pots, jugs, bowls, mugs and large plates emerging from my kiln of late have been (subliminally, I can only imagine) inspired by picnics, sunny walks in the countryside, ambling along the canal and remembering my childhood holidays on the barges which used to frequent the local waterways…bliss…

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My younger daughter, Zanna (14), must have gratitude and praise heaped upon her for her wonderful photography of my latest work – it’s all meant to feel lovely and summery and she has miraculously (given the abysmal weather) fulfilled everything I asked of her…

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These are just a few glimpses of a bigger collection on the Gallery page, including the ever-present chickens who never stop inspiring me from just outside my studio …one even occasionally popping in to join me as I’m working on the wheel…

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Latest collection…

7A brand new range celebrating Valentine’s Day is now on sale at Raindrops on Roses in St. Albans, as well as Alphabet Soup in Great Missenden, both gorgeous gift shops.  The theme running through most of the pieces centres on “Casablanca”, including jugs, mugs, dishes and plates displaying lines from the film, as well as the song, “As Time Goes By”.  My work can also be found in the shops, Number Twenty and The Home & Colonial in Berkhamsted.

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