Friday, 28 September 2012

It's a GIVE AWAY!!!

I thought it was really about time I had a Give Away over on my facebook page to thank everybody for all the support and encouragement I receive from all you lovelies.
My blog followers are absolutely brilliant, giving me helpful insights and inspiration every time I post. And I really appreciate the encouragement and comments you give me x

I would love for you to enter my giveaway and all you have to do to bee in with a shot of winning is toddle on over to my facebook page -

leave a comment, share and like either through your personal profile or your business page (both would count as an entry each) and one lucky person will be chosen at random (probably with help from the bunnies again) to win this red leaf bowl!

Good Luck everybody and thank you so much!!
Oh and if you want to share this Give Away on your blogs let me know and that will count as another entry!! :)

Monday, 24 September 2012

Little Leaf Bowls in Green!

 I just had to share with you this pretty sight as I opened the kiln from it's latest firing....

 Loads of little leaf bowls all jumbled together. In reds, blues and new glaze colour bright green!

I thought it about time to add a new splash of colour to my leaf bowls and what with Christmas coming soon and them being leaves and that, a funky acid green just had to join the mix! 

These leaf bowls get so many uses. Some of my customers use theirs to sit a candle in, others use them as rings and jewellery dishes. Some have them just as pretty objects to enjoy!

How would you use one as and what do you think of the new colour?
I'd love to hear your comments.

Thanks x

Friday, 7 September 2012

Oh my gosh.... has it been that long?

I had no idea it had been that long since I have posted! I thought ooh I'd better do a post for the blog and then I realised it has been a whole month since I was last here!!


I am ashamed and sorry for being such a slothenly blogger. I suppose I'd better explain myself and do a little bit of a catch up of what I have been up to lately....

Well where do I start? Since last time I posted I did my first Makers Boutique in Brighton on the 11th August.

The Makers Boutique is a great monthly market set in the heart of Brighton and run by the loveliest ladies Katy and Hannah. It's on every first Saturday of the month and my first time there was really great and I had a lovely time! Most of the regular Makers selling their wares are full time artist and crafters so the standard is high and really professional. I'm am so looking forward to doing more of those and I'm now booked in for the November and Christmas dates! Yes I said that word!

I am now having to properly sit and really plan for Christmas and what I am going to be making. I don't know about you guys that make but I was thinking this year of not making any specific Christmas pieces at all and just sticking to my usual ranges. Do you think that is a good idea? Or potential Christmas season suicide? I usually have to really squeeze out ideas for decent Xmas themed items and I'm never particularly pleased with the results. I think my usual pieces are better this year to, so hopefully good enough to see me though the season without having to making clay hanging hearts and such like..

Artwave started on the 25th August.

This is the second year I have had my work at Robin Shell's Open House as part of Artwave 2012 and it is always such a joy and a honour to be part of. Robin is one of those amazingly organised and constructive people planning and catering to ensure the best is brought out of the event. The house looks amazing full of great art including paintings, jewellery, silk painting, driftwood art works and ceramics of course. I will be ushering there this Sunday so if you or anyone you know is about the Seaford/ Lewes area let them know - this the house to visit! And come and say 'Hi!' There are many other houses open to the public and bursting with fabulous art works. Check out for more info.

In case that wasn't enough to keep me occupied this month I exhibited and demonstrated at Amberley Working Museum as part of their Food and Craft Festival
That was a bit of a wash out day and not very good for sales or people being around in general but I met some lovely people and gave out some cards. Such is the roundabout of these things.

Getting ready for the lots of making I will be doing soon I cleaned out the studio and got it back to some vague recollection of order.

This is very tidy for me ;)

I'm also in the process of securing a rather large wholesale order for my pieces which will hopefully be completed by the end of October which is very exciting!

 Oh and all this has been going on in between viewings for houses! Yes we are looking to move house! So very exciting and kind of challenging it seems at the moment. Trying to find a house that fills all we need, a place for me to work in, a landlord that likes cats, accepts the four bunnies, a good garden for me to grow things in (needed for work you see too, so extremely vital ;)  and a place to house the orchids, house the bunnies, house us, house the packing boxes, house the kiln...and all this within budget......

Our fingers are crossed x

We've also got a crazy randy bunny running around at the moment trying to build spectacular nests for her phantom pregnancies! We will have to get her done! Fabulous madness....

Have a great weekend!!