Festive Gift Guide

Festive Gift Guide

Looking for inspiration for some new and unusual gift ideas this festive season? Well, I’m here to help with my festive gift guide, perfect for anyone who loves arts, crafts and hand made😁  Love handmade and unique, then buying from local makers is a great way...

Comparing hand creams

We all know that clay dries out the skin on your hands and I always recommend people have hand cream on hand when starting out in clay but I haven’t really tried out different brands to see what I think is best….so I thought doing a blog comparing hand...
What is hand building?

What is hand building?

As we start a new year and a new term I’m concentrating on getting my new courses up and running, especially my beginners courses and with this, I’m reminded of a question I get asked regularly when people are just starting out.  “What is hand...

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...

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...