Wednesday, 25 September 2013

WORK IN PROGRESS - For The Art Party Conference

Work in Progress - Michael Gove Head.

Started work on the piece I am creating for the Art Party Conference at the Spa in November. I don't have a title for the work yet... I'll reveal more about the work in the forthcoming weeks.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


Karen Thompson, The GM Reaper. Ceramic (56x58x30cm) Photo: David Chalmers

Just been sent the photos from David Chalmers of yesterday's photo shoot. I'm very happy with this pic of the GM Reaper. I've struggled to get a good photograph of this piece... I guess that's why it's a good idea to pay a professional studio photographer to take images...

Monday, 23 September 2013

OUT & ABOUT - David Chalmers Studio

David Chalmers at work

Spent the morning having some of my work photographed by David Chalmers. Tureen Heads and the GM Reaper went under the spotlight. A great morning... Thanks Dave!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

THE FAMILY - 1980's photos

Wowsers! Just came across this photo when sorting through some stuff... all I can say in my defence is it was the 1980's and I was a teenager. I'm trying to work out how old I am here (I think I'm about 15). Maybe I should try backcombing my hair again! I remember Shockwaves hairspray used to feature highly in my regime.

Monday, 2 September 2013

THE FAMILY - York Minster Donation

Sorting through some of the family 'treasure' we came across this A3 poster recording the appreciation and gratitude of my Fathers donation to York Minster. Generous dad helped with the upkeep for a full minute... Blimey! I remember this trip as we all made some brass rubbings whilst we were there, that memory has vividly stuck with me all these years, I was nearly seven years old at the time. To this day I still find myself making random rubbings with a piece of gold heel ball which we got from this very trip on the 1st April 1980 (before the fire in 1984).