Friday, 19 February 2016
A very busy day running Drop In activities at the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough, the theme for the day was sea monsters, there were quite a few amazing creations throughout the day... I'm including several images on my blog for people from yesterday's sessions to look at, there were loads more sea monsters made that I didn't manage to photograph due to the busy nature of the day... sorry if I've missed anybody's work out :-)
Thursday, 18 February 2016
I was invited to appear on BBC Radio Kent today talking about my Tureen Heads. The topic being discussed on the show was hoarding or decluttering and the lady presenter - Erika North had bought two of my heads from a Gallery in Margate... She was telling everyone about them and how she would never part with them. You can listen to the show on iPlayer for the next 28 days... Here's the link:
There's a lovely introduction to my heads by Erika at 7.5 minutes in and then I appear at 1hr 8 minutes in...
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
A lovely little ceramic workshop in Scarborough Art Gallery yesterday. We spent the day making handmade mugs... here's a small selection.
Monday, 1 February 2016
I really enjoyed running some workshops with the Art Club at Scarborough Museums Trust this weekend. Some lovely watercolour birds were produced, as well as some super drawings in other mediums. It's quite a big age difference with the Art Group so it's interesting to see how the little ones push themselves. This timed in nicely for the Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend.
Friday, 15 January 2016
I've just been sent a couple of images of one of my Porcelain Sandwiches which has found its way over to Texas! Ha ha... the best part of this project has been seeing the images that folks have sent in of the sandwiches in their new environments :-)
Monday, 21 December 2015
Friday, 4 December 2015
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Spent the past five years pondering from this spot in my studio at Crescent Arts in Scarborough... Some good times and some of the worst! Packed up now and ready to move on and to hand over the space to the next resident artist...
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Had a lovely day trip to the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds last week, what an incredible museum with a huge presence and collection... Amazing! The building is fascinating as it used to be an old workhouse, the scale of the building is really imposing and it was odd wondering around thinking about the past uses. The collection houses an amazing room full of ceramic apothecary jars known as the Wilson collection... I spent ages there looking at the smallest details on some of the jars, these were all produced between the 1500 - 1800s.