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 itContinue reading “Summer Studio Life”
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 colorsContinue reading “The magic of the kiln”
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 ofContinue reading “Craft Collaborations”
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 thoughtContinue reading “The key to your heart?”
After finding a tiny white china doll inside an old glass jar at the bottom of a box in an antique shop I was compelled to find out what this little doll was and where it had come from. After completing some research I found out what I had come across was a ‘Frozen Charlotte’Continue reading “Frozen Charlottes”
Well here it is my first post of 2013! I have had a little break after Christmas to apply for lots of opportunities later in the year. Now I am back into the swing of making in my studio, Firstly Happy New Year, I hope it is a wonderful year for everyone. This week IContinue reading “Searching for Inspiration in the snow”
Two of my close friends recently got engaged, so I designed these Frozen Charlotte doll charms as good luck tokens. I cant wait to be a bridesmaid for both weddings next year!
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 IContinue reading “‘Once the object stops being defined by its function, its meaning is entirely up to the subject.’ Baudrillard 1994”