Sunday, 23 March 2014

Busy busy busy busy busy!

As you might know it’s York Open Studios pretty soon (4th, 5th, 6th April and the 12th and 13th April) so I’ve been in the workshop making lots of ceramicy things.

The Tour de France Grande Depart will almost pass by my house later this year which is a bit exciting and as part of Open Studios we were asked to contribute a piece of grande depart themed work for a preview exhibition.

Here’s mine -


It’s one of my large chimney jugs, but with extra added bicycle!

I’ve also been making some little dishes because I needed to replace the ones that sold in my little shop! They start off looking like this:

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And they end up looking like this:


You might have noticed a little addition to the sidebar there showing off my little shop. You know I’m not one to shout from the rooftops (but my accountant says I really ought to mention this stuff to people sometimes), so if you’d like to see more just click through and have a look! No pressure!

To be honest I’m just as excited (maybe more) about these shiny new decals I just bought to decorate my plates with – I really do love them and their pretty floral goodness.

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York Open Studios starts two weeks yesterday so I’d better get my chintzy skates on!


Saturday, 22 March 2014

It was World Poetry day today…

So I just wanted to share with you my favourite poem.


He wishes for the cloths of heaven

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

W.B. Yeats

What's your favourite?