Sunday, 26 January 2014

few places left


For this exciting collaborative workshop with
textile artist Priscilla Jones and ceramic artist Julie Miles.
At Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, Lancashire

Saturday and Sunday 1st-2nd February 2014 10am-4pm £150 per person
Day one: textiles and machine stitch.
Day two: will be working with porcelain using hand building techniques.
Through the weekend we will look at ways of working to incorporate porcelain as an embellishment to the works produced or working towards creating pieces to be impressed into porcelain to create sculptures or vessels incorporating stitch as a decorative element.  
No experience is needed just enthusiasm for either of both media and works will be fired to be collected or posted back for a small fee.
All materials included but own sewing machine would be desirable though there will be a number provided.
Maximum of 8 participants.
Booking and a deposit to secure place is essential. 

Friday, 24 January 2014

notonthehighstreet work for Spring

So as spring approaches I am a bit eager to get out there in the garden. I have dug up this week the last of my parsnips and have only my spring onions left looking a little sorry for themselves it has to be said. I do have lavenders, aneomies and snowdrops out with a few campanula flowers starting to bloom in January it's all going a little haywire to be honest!

With this all in mind I have been beavering away in the studio to give my notonthehighstreet pages a little over haul with new pots in the pipeline and these little plant labels for herbs the start hopefully of more to come.

 Sets A or B to schoose from or order bespoke labels from me here :-) 

makes me a little excited as I need to start to think about what vegetables to grow this year too :-)

Monday, 13 January 2014


Well I am revisiting some old work to get my Notonthehighstreet page generating more trade this weekend so kiln on and pictures to follow. 

But I rewarded myself with some playing afterwards in stoneware and yes a little bit of colour! I had fun so maybe a few more to follow :-)

Plant labels to put online

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

New Etsy Shop

Finbar the hare £75 +p&p

So I have bitten the bullet and opened a new shop on Etsy for my drawings to see how it goes. This is the first time I have really looked at selling them properly as I just enjoy drawing them to help with the making of my clay hares. 
Comfrey the Hare £65 +p&p

I have another shop on Folksy for jewellery but that doesn't seem to be very popular. 

Crows Trees Pendant £18 + p&p

And last but not least my shop of pots 

Daisy Daisy

Sunday, 5 January 2014

new year...... new skill?

So have you ever thought of learning a new skill? or refreshing and old one?
or want to try something completely different?


If so the new 'Beginners Porcelain' starts a 5 week run from Thursday 16th Jan 7-9pm £75 per person includes basic materials.

You will learn how to handle porcelain, slab building, coiling and other techniques including a throwing session. Each week learning a new skill to create your own pieces in this versatile medium. A unique opportunity to make your own personalised presents or create something special just for yourself or your home.

Please email or ring for details 07971 522997 for more details. Places limited to 8 participants

*Please note Intermediate courses will start in March but you need to participate in a Beginners class with me before booking Intermediate or Advance classes

Below are some of the comments from the first series of workshops. 

"I think anyone who wants to learn something new, have a good evening and decorate their house with homemade crafts should definitely do this course."

Ann Rycroft 

"To anyone considering this, it is a fantastic workshop/course. By the end of the first session we had all produced a lovely piece of work and after 3 sessions, we were throwing pots on the Potters wheel. Highly recommended."

 Gill Wallace

New in my Etsy shop

I am currently uploading work into my Etsy shop as my laptop has died after water damage and I can't access the back end of my website...