Birthing the Bathurst Birds
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Birthing the Bathurst Birds

I recently received a small commission for one of my Black and White Bird Plates.  It was novel to work on this as I have largely moved on from using only crows as a motif.  It got me thinking about the origin of birds in my art pieces. It’s a bit of a journey how we…

Making Clay in Bathurst
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Making Clay in Bathurst

This last week I made clay.  It’s sticky, messy and super exciting to do if you happen to make things from clay! It has a curious ring to it.  Where does it come from?  Isn’t it just lying around waiting to be dug up? Every clay has a set of characteristics unique to it… but…

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Day 127 of National Lockdown as a Father, Artist and Gardener

I’m back again. It’s been a busy schedule of throwing, glazing and gardening. It’s only in the quiet moments that the thorough isolation of our sleepy village becomes apparent. Although it is easy to worry, we have been blessed by strangers, friends and family. Where possible we have been passing on the love. Thanks for…

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An almost ‘normal’ Level 3 Week

This week has been a busy week in my studio. I have started creating towards the Festive season. This week I made and turned medium sized bowls for future happy faces. The challenge of throwing 50 pieces after the inactivity of Lockdown was a pleasure. Over the last 20 years I have built up a…

Opening My Ceramics Studio Under Level 3 Lockdown
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Opening My Ceramics Studio Under Level 3 Lockdown

Hey, how are you doing? Well this week has been really exciting over here! One of my happy places over the lockdown has been my vegetable garden. Although hard work to establish, the rewards are now arriving. My gardening buddy Lucy has decided to hunt moles and is a surprisingly enthusiastic digger. I can see…