Most people who attend my beginner courses tell me they haven't touched clay since they were at school. At the end of a three-hour workshop, all those great clayey memories have returned and I receive such lovely feedback: "I feel so relaxed", "This was so much fun", "I can't wait for next week". Life is … Continue reading Love to squish clay with your fingers??!
(Photo from the day that Fran brought in crostata all the way from her mum's kitchen in Italy!) Every now and then, I stop, look around the studio and take in all that surrounds me. I see shelves laden with all the work of my students, the kiln (a champion workhorse!), the pottery wheels, the … Continue reading Our pottery community 🙂
Congratulations to Keri, one of the lovely people who comes along to my tuesday evening clay workshops, on producing her first bottle shape! Having now learned the art of collaring she is unstoppable! This great piece came off the wheel without a hitch and I can't wait to see how she will glaze it. Just like Keri here, you … Continue reading A Bottle by Keri…
I had a great time on Tuesday last week, as I had the pleasure of spending the day with 5 adorable 9 year old girls and one of their mums, Ann. After helping Ann's daughter, Helen, to glaze a brilliant three-headed cat that she made during a workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum a few months … Continue reading Super Clay Workshop in Fulham!
I am so happy to be able to share that I recently sold a set of cream trugs! The gentleman that bought the two pieces has been in touch with me for a while, having seen me and my work on the BBC 2 show, Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution, in October 2012. With the various … Continue reading Thank you, lovely customer!
Another superb Tuesday evening session. Look at those happy makers! Join us for a relaxing workshop... 6.30-8.30pm every Tuesday evening at Islington Arts Factory.
Last night, a friend and I went to a Private View of two exhibitions at The Serpentine Galleries. Firstly, we saw the work of Leon Golub in his show entitled Bite Your Tongue. His graphic images were spread across the walls on textured canvases, hanging not stretched. Most of the oversized images were harrowing, expertly crafted … Continue reading Colour, Texture and Engagement at The Serpentine Galleries
We had a wonderful clay session on Tuesday evening at Islington Arts Factory. There's usually a lovely, sociable atmosphere at the workshops, but this time there was something special in the air! It could have been down to the superb selection of biscuits on offer, the exciting new range of clays we're all playing with, or maybe … Continue reading Smiley happy makers!
Yesterday, I received a very generous donation from an old friend of NINE BANDING WHEELS! To anybody else this may seem like a very strange thing to get excited about, but for me it feels like Christmas has come early! I am so excited for my students, just imagine the exciting banded decoration we'll be able to … Continue reading A generous donation…