Friday, 28 October 2011

Thank you to everyone who has left such kind comments about the Lady Fox, she is still with me, and is currently running around my studio space having the time of her life, she's not bored yet and neither am I!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


I'm off with all my new work to the Great Northern Craft Fair. Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October I hope you may be able to come by and say hello. It's a wonderful event, beautifully run and full of fantastic crafts. See you there!

Friday, 14 October 2011

I'm all ready for the Festival of Crafts! Everything is finished and boxed and ready to go! A wonderful feeling. I am very pleased with the pieces I am taking. I hope you can come by and say hello.I now can concentrate on finishing off a few things in preparation for the great Northern Craft Fair - Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October I'm in a dilemma, as happens every so often I've made a piece of work which I am really really pleased with and I selfishly I want to keep it for myself. Work when finished is assessed by me, quality control if you like. No piece is put with into the collection if it is below par, I then put such pieces to one side (an ice cream tub) and they - the cat with too big ears, a dog with a squint, a seagull with a lump on his head -etc are then taken to the Dulwich Workshop Sale which happens early in December and sold as seconds, given a second chance to find a happy home, which happily they usually do. But this new piece, my fascination with blocks of bright white snow and a shock of green trees and light blue sky, this lovely little fox in the snow, A lady Fox as I've called her, oh, what to do. I have pulled her out of the collection and put her to one side for the time being, I so want to keep her, but I need to let her go too, to be free and to find her own way. Oh, what to do!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

It's been another glorious sunny day and I've been in the studio sorting out and getting ready for the Festival of Crafts at Farnham Maltings which starts a week on Saturday. Amongst the pieces I plan to take (whether I can fit them all in my booth) is Girl and Seal. The image is a detail taken from the piece, and what with all this sun and the thought of the beach it has made me long for the sea even more! I am very pleased to say however, that, October is here and I am still wearing sandals!

Girl and Seal (detail)