Wednesday, 27 February 2013


With the recent horse meat scandal amongst other things, I find my attentions recently brought back to my Farm World project. I still have to realise my drawing for 'The Human Milk Cow' in ceramic, this piece was inspired by the above news story of Chinese Scientists genetically modifying cows to produce human milk. I'm also starting work on a couple of ideas I have for a brand new piece, this time focusing on pigs.   

The Human Milk Cow, Drawing by Karen Thompson

Monday, 25 February 2013


Today's Offering.

I've enjoyed making this chap today... it's funny seeing the changing stages within ceramics, things alter dramatically with kiln firings and each stage of the process seems to have it's own different attractive qualities and life forces. This stage, the most vulnerable and fragile always seems to hold an extra special enchantment for me.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

UPCOMING - Open Studios & Exhibition

How Many Artists Does it Take to Draw a Lightbulb? A joint exhibition of current work from the six resident artists at Crescent Arts. If you were wondering, the answer in this case was four... and my lightbulb was the one favoured by Stuart to use for the publicity... Yipee! Sorry Steven Potter, you'll get over it! We're all also opening up our Studios over the weekend of the 16th, 17th Feb as part of the Coastival festival.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

OUT & ABOUT - The Charity Shop Psychic

Stephen D Bilton - The Fortune Teller.

During a rare treat to Pawz for Thought in Roker, Sunderland (one of my favourite charity Shops), I came across this little character - Stephen D Bilton. It turns out that he is a fortune teller! He asked to see my palm and then told me that the future looks very ok! He said to me "you know you'll have made it when you see a big W", he also told me that the next place that I travel to will have a volcano, although I won't know that it's there until I arrive... The mystery deepens!