Sunday, October 12, 2014


After much procrastination, I've decided that I'm relocating this blog to my website. I've had many happy years with Blogspot, but the time feels right to merge my two online spaces - it might encourage me to actually update my website...!

The archives will stay here and be available for eternity, I suspect.

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Thank you for following and supporting me for so long. This blog was the first online identity for my work and it has been precious.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

home run.

Two days 'til Shapes + Plates opens! Nerve-wracking doesn't cover it. About 3 weeks ago I realised that 10 plates were TOO WIDE for my kiln and had to drive (at 25mph for fear of breaking them) to a friend with a larger kiln. Unfortunately 2 of the plates didn't take kindly to split shelves:

But the other survived and I could crack on (that pun was genuinely accidental) with glazing...
And there are some beauties that I'm very proud of...
All the plates are now finished and have hanging discs attached to them - I install tomorrow, ahhhh!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Little by little, I'm getting there...

Thursday, September 04, 2014

two weeks!

Just two week 'til my new exhibition opens! YOU are invited!

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Many thanks to Savannah Savage at Isle of Man Newspapers for giving me this great feature in this week's Courier!
[click to enlarge and read!]

Friday, August 29, 2014

shelve it.

I am a serious geek about shelving and display. A lovely gentleman named Leslie made these new units for me - they'll be perfect for markets and they sit beautifully in the studio window too. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

stay calm.

Three weeks 'til my exhibition at Noa Bakehouse opens. I'm a month behind where I would like to be. Having been a 'gallery girl' for years, I encouraged artists to finish all artwork at least three weeks before an opening night, to allow time to photograph, catalogue, transport and install the work.

I know that I can finish the plates in time for the opening, but it will be a by-the-skin-of-my-teeth job, and the admin part of me is sad that I'll be panicking for the last few days before then.

Thankfully, for now the painting stage of the process calms me.