An art business

A couple of times recently I’ve been asked how much of my time do I spend making my art and both times my reply has been a surprise.  This got me to thinking…the reality or running an art business is obviously not as ‘glamourous’ as it may...
Commissioning an artist

Commissioning an artist

Looking for a piece of art but can’t find exactly what you want?  Have you considered commissioning an artist? Not all artists accept commissions but sometimes this can be the solution to finding just the right piece for that special place or person.  It’s...

Wellbeing and clay

The many positive contributions making in clay has on wellbeing. I have always been a passionate believer in the wellbeing benefits of making in clay (well, making in general but particularly in clay😁). The number of times participants say something like “this...

Gifting an experience

Have you thought about gifting an experience rather than an object to keep? As we near the festive season I’m working on getting my online shop in the best shape it can be and it prompted a conversation with colleagues the other day about gift vouchers and...

Creative butterfly or evolutionary?

Are you a creative butterfly or evolutionary? Or something in between? As I’ve been preparing for my show this weekend I’ve been choosing what pieces to take with me to create the best display I can and it’s been interesting to chat with members...

Preparing for a show

I’m really excited to be showing my ceramics at the fantastic Art in Clay Farnham on the 13th &14th November and this means I’m busy getting ready and have been for a few weeks now. Preparing for a show means I need to think about not only what pieces...

Finding Ideas…

Soooo, I’ve been really busy lately and just haven’t had the time to stop and think which meant that I was struggling to know what to write for this blog….Finding ideas for my blog can be tricky and there wasn’t anything obvious from the videos...

Choosing a kiln

What to consider when choosing a kiln This is something I get asked quite a lot, especially for people who are looking to set up their home studio.  There are several things you need to think about, some technical and all about the kiln and some all about your...

The right way to make in clay

What is the right way to make in clay? Or the wrong way? Well, in this week’s blog I give a very simple answer to this seemingly complicated question. Recently I was asked whether a fellow YouTuber could use a clip from one of my videos for his reply to the...
Looking ahead….

Looking ahead….

With the summer holidays now well begun I’m finally feeling a little more positive about looking ahead and making plans for September at the studio. The challenges of the last several months have been many and varied but I’m keeping everything crossed 🤞...