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 🤞...

Covid and taking ceramics online

The impact of covid and taking ceramics online has been both devastating and exhilarating. It has changed how I work and you can find out more in this blog. So, the last 15 months or so has had a major impact on all our lives and have changed the world. For my tiny...

Process vs Outcome

I had a reminder last week of the struggle between process vs outcome. I was talking with my daughter the other day and she said “I’m not good at art.” Now anyone who knows me will know that with that simple statement she hit on one of my big...

Firing a kiln

Firing a kiln is a skill that most don’t get a chance to learn during ceramics and pottery classes as more often than not, the firing is done for you between classes. When you finish your pieces, you just pop them on a shelf, then a few weeks later they reappear...
Your creative voice!

Your creative voice!

Finding your creative voice As a ceramics teacher the most obvious thing I teach are the techniques and technical aspects you need to know to make something with clay and have it survive the firing process successfully most of the time but I also firmly believe that...

Ceramics supplies (UK)

Ceramics supplies (UK) These past couple of weeks I’ve been talking all about ceramics supplies (UK) and sharing what I use at the studio. I’m a hand builder and sculptor so my supplies are a little different to someone who throws but only in the sense...