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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28 Feb 14

Working on a more decorative style

Spring always seems a much quieter time in the studio with the busyness of Christmas over and done with. I’ve been spending a little more time experimenting with decorative techniques. Everything in the studio lately has had a re-organise as I’ve been wanting to add some additional workbench space, somehow it seems that there’s never enough!

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