It’s been a while.
For the last two years I have been studying for a Diploma in Arts and Contemporary Crafts at West Dean College. It’s been absolutely amazing, I’ve discovered a whole new side of myself.
I’ve also been slowly selling my ‘back catalogue’ as well as developing a whole new portfolio of work that has been made on my course, which as you might expect, are not the kinds of things that lend themselves to Open Houses, local arts fairs and the like. I am at yet anouther juncture therefore. What do I do next? But in the meantime, here’s a taster of what I’ve been up to…
I’ve recently stopped the old day job. This has coincided with the annual mad rush to complete work ready for the Artists Open Houses festival in Brighton. I’m in two places which frankly is foolish but I’m pleased with what I’ve done nonetheless. Lots of people have said they like my work during the first weekend and we had masses of visitors but liking is only one part of the Open Houses. The next step is to see whether people like enough to then actually buy…
My lovely kiln has been working overtime and helped me to create this gorgeous new, spontaneous collection of work for 2017. Enjoy!
They say you cannot succeed without failure….let’s hope this is true!
Its been a while, and i am at a juncture in my life i suppose – hanging up the ‘job’ and seeing if i can hack it as a student potter…watch this space for what the future may bring. And with this feeling of new beginning comes some new work, or at least the beginnings of it. These lovely ladies, formed during a fantastic course at West Dean with Claire Ireland, are going to pit fired..watch this space to see if they survive!
Its always nerve raking when you put the kiln on, particularly when you’ve got it packed like this. Worse case scenario? They fall into each other and fuse together by the glaze, or they crack. But thats the name of the game. Embrace it I say.
New batch and mega excited to be on the make again…experimenting with porcelain and its challenging everything I want to do with it – lets see how it goes and watch this space for more in the coming weeks…
and look, some of my pieces are now part of someone else’s world. As i start my next collection for the Brighton festival, I am thinking of how I will collect images of where they all end up and indeed how they are used.