Friday, August 29, 2008

New Postcards

The new postcards have arrived and work is well under way. Here is a sneak preview of the new image. Cant wait to move.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


I've spent this week out and about gathering research material for new pattern ranges and also just being inspired. Photos to come... On Tuesday I went to Henry Moore's house at Perry Green, Hertfordshire. It was so beautiful and inspiring. I took the small people and we walked all around the gardens and had a picnic, then went on the tour round the studios and gardens. Just fab, I really recommend this as a day out, it had everything! I'm going back to look round the house on my own!
On Wednesday I went to London with a friend. we had a good look round Liberty and Selfridges looking at the tableware to see what's selling and then we went to the V&A for a mooch round the 20th Century applied arts. The new jewellery room was rammed with children and grumpy adults but the shop was brilliant.

Today was the Festival of Quilts and we met Amy Butler! I'm all fired up with new ideas, shame both the kilns are out of order! Can't wait to get making the new work for Origin.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Pots for Hatfield

During Open Studios in july I was busy in the workshop making stock for Art in Clay at Hatfield House The lovely weather was perfect for drying out pots, not so nice having the kiln on every night!


I was about to upload some pics of the work I've just made but before I do, here are some pics from the workshop of the new work in progress. This is what I have been learning this year:
-Turning a plaster model on the lathe
-Extruded handles drying ready to make moulds
-Pics of cast teapots and cups waiting to be fettled. I had to keep remaking the work as my ideas kept changing- these pots will be inveiled in September 08.