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The purpose of this site is to share my pottery creations with family and friends – and with others who similarly find inspiration and amusement in the animal world. And yes, if you like what you see, I do commissions and regularly sell off work when I run out of space!
Zandra McGillivray

About Zandra

I started working with clay at school, and I’ve continued learning throughout my travels. My studio is now based in a 10th-century château in a small village in the Jura Mountains*, where I’m inspired by the birds and animals that surround me…as well as those further afield. Nature is full of humour. Exaggerated shapes and personalities make me smile.

 

*Come and stay in our guest rooms at www.chateaudesothonod.com and discover the sources of my inspiration.

Expo au Château de Champdor, du mercredi au dimanche, 15h à 19h, jusqu’au 18 août.

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Getting ready for our next show together @ Château de Champdor 17 July to 18 August

On prépare notre prochaine expo ensemble @ Château de Champdor du 17 juillet au 18 août

Photo: Olivier Fischer

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My next show, along with artist Gary Bayliss, at a stunning venue: the Château de Champdor-Corcelles. Guy will also be showing some of his watercolours.

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I’m really excited about my next show, in the company of talented artist Gary Bayliss, at Espace Aguascalientes in Champagne-en-Valromey (Ain), from 13 to 29 October.
Opening night Friday 13 October (auspicious date 🤩) from 17h.
Bring your friends!

#zandrascreations #garybaylissart #clayart #claysculptures #ceramicart #ceramiques #whimsicalanimals #peintures #terrecuite #sculptures champagneenvalromey #animauxterrecuite #aguascalientes_espasso #bugey #wildlife #laviesauvage
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Tu-Whit and Tu-Whoo
Have been rehearsing all week. But will allow for impromptu too. Because of you-know-whoo.
8.5cm and 9.5cm

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Blog

The blue azure…

By |September 28th, 2012|Categories: September 2012|

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 order of the day.

Olympic hippo…not!

By |August 7th, 2012|Categories: August 2012|

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 here’s a swan I made recently instead.

swan lake

Buddies

By |July 26th, 2012|Categories: 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…

By |July 19th, 2012|Categories: July 2012|

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 or may not take heed.

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