4 Apr 14

Stung by the sewing bee

I don’t watch that much TV but recently I’ve been glued to the sewing bee, its a great show and strangely compelling! We’ve had a sewing machine in our house for a while now and it’s mostly been used to create soft furnishings – curtains and cushions.

This was my first go at following a pattern and creating a garment to wear. I tried to pick something that was going to be easy to follow, make and in a fabric that was going to be easy to work with.
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28 Mar 14

Looking back at a few custom pottery orders

March is a busy month with Mother’s Day and spring in the air, I’ve been working on a variety of custom orders and lots of yarn bowls!

This pair of yarn bowls were a design challenge, the symbol on the front is Beaivi the Sami symbol for the sun. I’ve been to Finland a few times and seen Sami symbols on jewellery, Sami are a nomadic tribal people who live in the arctic circle. In a way the Beaivi symbol is very similar to the Sun and Moon yarn bowl since they’re both celestial symbols.
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21 Mar 14

A trip to Thorp Perrow and Bedale

The weather has been improving lately as we head towards British Summer Time, its not quite as cold out and the spring buds are in bloom. After the chilly days of winter it’s nice to be able to get out and about!

Thorp Perrow is one of the RHS gardens located next to Bedale it has both formal gardens and more natural woodland landscapes. Everywhere you turned you could see very pretty vistas and something to attract the eye. From formal box hedges to untamed snowdrop woods it had a showcase for all types of planting.
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14 Mar 14

Little Wren Pottery at Northallerton Home Grown Food Festival

Unfortunately both myself and the kiln haven’t been feeling well lately, I’ve had flu and my kiln has needed the elements replaced. If you’ve placed an order over the last couple of weeks it’s likely to be in the glaze kiln this weekend but if you have any questions about the status of your order just get in touch.

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