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February 2013

A pig in clover


Peppa? I'm very into pigs at the moment... I had to look at hundreds of images to make sure I got nose, ears, tail in the right place, but I'm quite pleased with my first effort. It's taken me AGES to glaze it because grand-daughters, Christmas and New Year intervened. But I think [...]

A pig in clover2018-10-09T17:43:00+00:00

October 2012

Devon surprise


House guests to entertain, a surprise birthday in Devon (a surprise for my husband, that is), and various other odds and sods have prevented me from filling up the kiln. But I have an accumulation of pieces drying and should be able to get to it soon.

Devon surprise2018-10-09T17:43:08+00:00

September 2012

The blue azure…


Just back from a couple of weeks in northern Greece, 'en famille'. My grand-daughters took to the azure seas like the proverbial ducks. The Greeks were as welcoming as ever, the sun shone, the praying mantis prayed, the beaches were empty, the tavernas full, and the ouzo plentiful... Tickles, giggles and ice-cream were [...]

The blue azure…2018-10-09T17:43:17+00:00

August 2012

Olympic hippo…not!


As I write this, the Olympics are on in the background and I keep having to break off to see what new prowess is being achieved. (Team GB is on FIRE!) As a result, the hippo I am working on is making no progress at all. And I CANNOT get the head  right. Grrr. So [...]

Olympic hippo…not!2018-10-09T17:43:25+00:00

July 2012



Mimilee takes great interest in what comes out of my kiln. The black sheep is still warm...and sets off her own fine white coat to great effect. They sit companionably on the old stone wall and commune. Mimilee and the black sheep


Branching out…


my little house of herbs lighting the way I thought I'd make some practical stuff for a change: a little house-pot for planting herbs in (or 'erbs for any N. Americans reading this ;-)), some candle-sticks... Good fun to make, but my other half says 'stick to quirky animals'. I may [...]

Branching out…2018-10-09T17:43:40+00:00

The Tour de France strikes


Great excitement in our tiny hamlet last Wednesday when the Tour de France came through. Preparations started early: the road surface was redone, verges were cut, campervans parked, tricolors unfurled and tensions mounted as contradictory road-closure notices were posted at each end of our col. (The mairie was unable to clarify...) Flashing gendarmes [...]

The Tour de France strikes2018-10-09T17:43:49+00:00

June 2012

“The artist at work”


I commissioned daughter Lauren to take some photos of me for this website... and the result is brilliant, if I say so myself. She is so damned talented that girl: she'll go far! If anyone needs a photographic portrait done, for a website, blog, birthday invitation, or just to hang on the wall, she's your [...]

“The artist at work”2018-10-09T17:43:56+00:00

May 2012



  Mr Penguin Not creating a whole hellova lot at the moment... My grand-daughters are on a prolonged visit and discovering the world anew through their eyes is constantly fascinating and hugely time-wasting! I did, however, manage to finish a penguin before their arrival, although the cold, damp weather means the clay is [...]


The scale of things


Since launching my site properly last week, I've received so many lovely emails, full of kind words and encouragement...you know who you are. One point Peter made: you can't tell the scale of my sheep... An idea of scale Yep, I know, I should add measurements to all the photos...but I haven't yet [...]

The scale of things2018-10-09T17:44:12+00:00
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