Summer Studio Life

The long summer days have been quieter for me in the studio, re-grouping after trade shows in the first part of the year, packing up gallery orders secured at said shows and planning for the second half of the year before it gets really busy in the run up to Christmas. During this time it […]

The magic of the kiln

This week I have been busy making for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair; my kiln has been in full swing. One reason I am fascinated by ceramics so much is the alchemy of what happens in the kiln. I love the moment when I crack the lid and peek inside to see what colors […]

Craft Collaborations

We hear daily about the economic crisis deepening, budgets tightening and funds for the arts being slashed. And I am sure many other artists will know working alone in your studio can be lonely sometimes; it can be difficult to get the creative juices flowing on a dark foggy day in March. Considering all of […]

The key to your heart?

This week with it being Valentines Day my key necklaces became metaphors for love, a key given as a gift between lovers is considered a symbol of unlocking the door to the heart. It is believed that the giver will be lucky in love. However keys hold many other meanings as well, so I thought […]

‘Once the object stops being defined by its function, its meaning is entirely up to the subject.’ Baudrillard 1994

Well here it is, my very first blog post! I thought I might as well start with a few things that inspire me…. old things, pattern and surface texture, superstition, charms, labels, vintage, repetition, miniatures, text, stories. I am fascinated by our relationship with objects and the narrative this reveals, with this in mind I […]