Friday, 6 January 2017

Workshop dates early 2017

So I am running a few half day workshops 2-4pm on Saturdays in the next few months gaining ideas and also interest in maybe an evening class too. The first one in January is full which is great it's a mini hare workshop so I have scheduled another one in March.
Some people asked if they could make something else so I have said and 'other creatures' if you give me an idea of something you would like to make then I can have a think before hand. 
Here are a few photos from the last mini hare workshop they were very quiet concentrating really hard to achieve their hare and they all fired really well too. I put the whiskers in after the firing and all were pleased with their hare and couldn't believe they survived! Oh yee of little faith! 

So there are a few of places left on the Mini Hare and other creatures workshop on 
March 18th 2-4pm at Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, Lancashire, BB9 6JH 
you can pay on the day or click the link below but you need to contact me for booking to make sure there are places left. 
email or via my Facebook page

Now there is a porcelain workshop too in February but no booking as yet is that half term? 

Images from Decembers t-light workshops.

If you are interested and the dates don't suit you please get in touch and we can maybe look at changing to a date that's more suitable for all.  We can make tiles, t lights or wall hangings I was going to leave it open for people to make a choice but if you feel they need more direction please do let me know I am happy to organise a more prescriptive workshop so go on have a think and let me know what you fancy doing. 

You just need a apron and your lovely selves and we will have fun promise :-) 

dates again 

Jan 14th 2 -4pm Mini hares FULL
Feb 18th 2- 4 pm Porcelain Spaces available 
March 18th 2 - 4pm Mini hares and other creatures - spaces available 

all at Higherford Mill 
Gisburn Road, Barrowford, Lancashire BB9 6JH
(if you use a sat nav carry on for 50 yrds more and we are on your left towards Blacko).
Car parking is passed the mill towards Blacko behind the Malt Kiln,
first right passed the Old Bridge Inn along a cobbled driveway. 



Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Happy New Year 2016 Review (in pics of course)

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all survived the festivities well and are raring to go this new year. Well it is customary for me to do a review of the last year so here goes it's been a mixed one I can tell you. 
So we started with a few new pieces including Alan the Bluetit above. 
There's been a good few new pieces of work made this year I have had fun to be honest. 
Weasels, cows, nuthatches and treecreepers and a good range of 
new porcelain too including vases and earrings.

Lord Weasington Popgoes


There was a few dogs in there too including Monteeeee who went to his forever home at Christmas bless him and is now called Rufus! 

We had a sad April as our beloved Charlie dog left us after only 5 years. He was a rescue and we were his 3rd and final home. He was loved, adored and spoilt rotten too. We were so proud and honoured to be in his pack.

We then had a few schools projects, good fun was had
(I'm trying not to be sad at this point so I am chivving myself on)

The BFG landed in a school on Preston 


And then a full two weeks in a school making their values in clay and a mosaic with the infants 

We get to the summer with my 3rd year at RHS Tatton Flower Show with some new pieces

with Trevor the Tree creeper

New Displays too

And a small accident left me with a pot on my leg for a few weeks!

I also worked on A Stirring Tale with the NFWI dipping spoons with the rather fabulous Clare Spender which will be exhibited in February at Salisbury Museum. 
I also attended a number of more local Fairs including 
Scorton & Lytham Hall with Hopeful & Glorious 

With the lovely Wendy Clark(no E) 
There were a number of fabulous workshops and also a few really well attended Open Studios events too. All making for a rather good year all round (except for Charlie dog of course!)

This brings us right up to now and I will be working on new ideas, new animals and bird sculptures and hopefully some fabulous workshop participants details to follow soon! 

My festive season was spent with family, the other half and friends and a bit of
beach combing on New Years Day.

New years day finds

Also this November we bit the bullet and decided to adopt as a family this wonderful creature. Shannon the 14 month old lurcher cross. She is quite adorable and is settling in well after being in kennels all her life. She is a sweetheart so all things so far are doing well. *crosses fingers

hmmm looking like butter wouldn't melt after running off with my knitting wool

So new dates for workshops if you would like to learn a new skill or refresh an old one.

New shows to look forward to including Countryfile Live in June 

And hopefully more regular updates, new work and more workshops 
hope this finds you all well and looking forward to an exciting new year as I am signing off to make a brew and contemplate tidying the studio! 

Happy New Year!

I have sneaked back to just add my last commission of 2016 which was a Christmas present it was good fun to make and I am working next week with a class of Year 3s to create their own mythical creatures too I am quite excited :-)

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...