Cow Parsley Lamp Shade

Cow Parsley Lamp Shade
Sun Printed Hand Made Lamp Shades

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Joey the Lips

Great little venue the Sheldon Theatre at Doddiscombsleigh , small and intimate and thank goodness it didn't rain !
Joey the lips were good to see again - although I think I preferred Mad Dog McCrae and the Sound of the Sirens , that I saw there a previous weekend.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Reclaiming Clay

Today was a perfect day for Reclaiming Clay - I have been waiting all winter for the right time so that I can make all my waste dried up clay back into lovely soft stuff !
Also perfect as beating it up is soo theapeutic ! So much better than taking your anger out on people ! and it saves me money , so its got to be good !
                                                    Thank goodness summer is here again!

Monday, 25 July 2011

TRAIL in Teignmouth

A Beautiful, balmy, summer evening so a visit to Teignmouth to meet my friend Angie, a stroll along the sea front to look at TRAIL was a good thing to do , plus having a drink in the Ship and Fish and Chips for Supper



                                                     Just a few of my favorite sculptures
                                             Formore information go to http://www.trail.org.uk/

Friday, 22 July 2011

Cockington Shop Opening

Devon Guild of Craftsmen opened a new outlet today at Cockington Craft Centre - the first opening event was yesterday evening, and luckily it turned out to be a lovely one! Worth going there  just to see the bunting - made by me of course -and my ceramic work is in the shop too!
See more on the Guild web site (link below)
http://www.crafts.org.uk/getdoc/33e8859b-b2fa-411a-abb2-85f467f3c587/Cockington-shop-(1).aspx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Heathercombe

Went out to Heathercombe again to chose a spot to put my sculptures when I have made them!!
                                      we quite liked this little pond to put them in what do you think?

Hameldown Tor

Popped out to Heathercombe and then stopped for a walk on the way back to Widecombe Great Views from up there ! Even though not sunny at least it wasn't raining !

Monday, 18 July 2011

Making Pots !

It seems like months since I actually spent a day making my own pots ... and it quite probabaly is!  Bliss back in my workshop... feeling human again!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Silk Moths

Wow ! these silk moths are amazing! Jane Deane natural dye expert breeds silk moths has let me have some of hers that have sadly deceased, so I can use them as a resourcewhen going into schools to show where silk comes from. Makes me want to paint them as well!!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Leigham River Banner

I spent 2 days at Leigham Primary school working with small groups of year 4 pupils to create some really big banners with the theme of Rivers, they came up with some great work!
                                                                  More Fish !

Sunday, 10 July 2011

More Dates for Silk Painting

After another fun filled day silk painting we came up with some more dates for workshops through the summer.
These are Saturday 6 August and Saturday 3 September  

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Finished Firing Fishes !

Hurrah!  I have finally finished firing the sea creatures from Plaistow Hill Primary school !
I hope they like them ? I think they are great fun to hang up somewhere !

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Next Silk Painting !

Back to the real world without Bunting taking over my studio ,
The next dates available for doing Silk painting at my studio are
Saturday 16 July and Saturday 23 July 10.30 - 3.30

I have set some dates for family workshops At Yarner Woods in August set up as well see their web site
Follow this link
http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designatedareas/nnr/events/southwest/2011-08-17-dart.aspx

Monday, 4 July 2011

Last bit for Cockington!

This is really the last bit which is going to Cockington, where the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is creating  a new smaller gallery - Opening on 21 July so this bunting is recycled from Devon Guild  Bags  is going up to celebrate the opening, I am also back making some pods for the opening too !

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Demonstration Day

My last day of making Bunting?
I was demonstrating how to make Bunting all day at Devon Guild , which was quite quiet as summer arrived and it was a beautiful day - too nice to be inside - so here's me ironing in the Courtyard at Devon Guild of Craftsmen

                               And me making just one more bit of potato print Bunting !

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Celebrations!

The day finally arrived to celebrate 25 years at Riverside Mill -a good time was had by all  after a tea party and a Private view with Pimms ! and the Bunting made all the difference!
Here's one of my lovely ladies , Jenny who knitted most of the Bunting you can see here !
Thank you so much everybody who helped !