P1030867

kiln broke

Yes, no, really broke this time. New element time. HUGE Slight panic and spent evening emailing potters to see if any can do a decal firing for me early next week. Sigh……………….      

Leave a comment
Lynny and I Hogwarts 1

Hogwarts

Daughter and I had a wonderful time at Hogwarts, other wise known as the Harry Potter studio tours, but we were at Hogwarts for the day! I still have lots of photographs on my camera which I must get round to uploading, and I’ll post […]

Leave a comment
HBentVJDay1

working and roadshow

Andrew got my little kiln working!  Several million brownie points for him then. I ran a bisque firing through it and kept a close eye on it, but it behaved beautifully.  Andrew seems to have fixed it, so I’m really happy.  Though he did say […]

Leave a comment
P1030867

flash, bang, wallop

…………….. not a picture, as the song goes, but Flash Bang Wallop kiln up in smoke. Well a really bad electical on the fritz kind of smell, and dead kiln. Husband has had a look at it, got in the electic gubbins, and hasn’t found […]

Leave a comment
IMG_0011

elephants

You know the saying, “There is an elephant in the room, and no one is talking about it”, or such like. Well I have an elephant, and it’s been in the room constantly since about May, and I’ve been trying to ignore said elephant for […]

2 comments
IMG_1605

burnishing

I’m making slab dishes at the moment.  Big slabs of rolled clay draped over a plaster former.  Think of big mushroom!  I’ve been burnishing the underside as I won’t be glazing it.  Burnishing just makes the surface finer. It is lovely to have a big […]

Leave a comment
Stoneware bird necklace

bird has flown

That was quick. A lovely lady decided she just had to have my bird pendant that was in the last post.  And so it’s winging it’s way to Zurich today. I don’t think I’ve send anything to Zurich before. I think I will have to […]

2 comments
Stoneware bird necklace

birds

A new shape, and I just love the way that the glaze has filled in the hollows, leaving the ridges of clay to form the pattern. The pattern was made by using a small pattern roller, sort of a teeny rolling pin with the pattern […]

2 comments
IMG_1553

Potfest again

I have found the links to some of the potters work that I showed a wee while ago. Here And here are the names of potters who cards I picked up, all stunning work. Alsager Pottery Amanda Mercer BLH Ceramics Brenda Fee The Cloud Pottery Juliet […]

Leave a comment
Knit now 38

knit now magazine

Issue 38 of Knit Now magazine goes on sale this week. I got a copy today.  I don’t have a subscription, but I am in it, and so they posted a copy to me.  I was surprised and I expected to have to stalk the […]

Leave a comment
IMG_0742

Wensleydale

Photographs of my favourite dale in Yorkshire, Wensleydale.  These photographs are taken over two trips, the first trip was after a beautiful sunny day had wonderful light in the evening. The second trip was after a wet and wild day, and the light was fading […]

Leave a comment
IMG_1558

views in the shed

Andrew has worked his magic and put in a new plug socket next to the pug mill for me, and made a bench for it to sit on.  It uses a dead space in the corner, and if I needed more storage I could always […]

Leave a comment