New book and ready to go

November 24, 2008

Today I have received Kate McKinnon’s book Structural Metal Clay seems to answer many of the questions I had about metal clay and offer all kinds of ideas and solutions. I am really keen to just sit, read, digest and work my way through it. Unfortunately I have to get ready as tomorrow I am […]

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November 21, 2008

Two pairs of pretty earrings finished off today. These are textured on one side using pieces of fern from my garden and the twist gives them a great sense of movement when they are worn.

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Workshop at the Platform Gallery

November 20, 2008

On Saturday I ran a workshop at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe, Lancashire. This was a fantastic day at a lovely venue – a great bunch of very creative people and all well looked after by the dedicated staff. I will post some of the pictures on facebook

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Hadar’s book arrived here too

November 18, 2008

and now what am I going to do? I haven’t actually got any of the bronze clay yet and am having so much fun experimenting with the silver that I don’t really want to get sidetracked at the moment – but it does look interesting and one of my aims for this year was to […]

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Hello world!

November 17, 2008
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yawn yawn

November 9, 2008

I seem to have spent most of my day updating my website, not what I intended to do but ah well! I suddenly got all enthusiastic about experimenting with enamel and bits of glass again last night and stayed up much too late – but then of course had to wait for the kiln to […]

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Looking at the pictures really

November 8, 2008

Well I finally spent my book token, a birthday present in early October it has been lurking in my bag waiting for the perfect book…… which I decided is Precious Metal Clay Techniques edited by Tim McCreight. Each chapter is by a different artist and it is totally inspiring! I just don’t know what to […]

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A bird with red legs

November 7, 2008

Astonishing to see this little red legged partridge sitting just outside my living room window one day last week. If the picture is slightly blurred it is only because I set my camera to zoom as high as possible so I didn’t have to go near to the window, I didn’t want to startle it

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Firing on two kilns at once

November 6, 2008

Thought it was time I made some input into this! I have been working hard but after a weekend away in Edinburgh am all inspired. I spent a happy afternoon with Emma Baird and she very generously showed me how she makes her lovely spotted beads. I had a day out and went to see […]

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Glass beads and whatever next

September 21, 2008

I have recently begun to learn to make glass beads and it is totally addictive. I am spending as much of my time as I can at the torch, gas flame noisy and keeping me company. Although I have only just started and am fairly pleased with progress – I love the colours and the […]

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