Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Studio, garden and enjoying my art

I have finished two paintings in the past couple of days, as well as throwing several bowls, a salt pig and a teapot. It's been so good to get into the studio and I'm hoping to make a concerted effort to keep the momentum going. At the moment the studio is packed with things that don't really belong there, as we're in the process of converting our garage into a study / lounge. At the moment the main obstacle in the studio is our chest freezer which I have to work around. I'm looking forward to getting this moved as I've bought a small wood stove which I want to get fitted before the weather turns cold. Last winter wasn't that pleasant in the studio. I did have a small gas heater, but it wasn't really good enough.
I put this video together to try and show some examples of work and the studio / garden. I'd like to do more of these, but as always it's time! I struggled to insert the video, but you can follow the link to youtube:

Wednesday, 22 August 2012


A clip of today's activity. I managed to paint another picture while Anna enjoyed playing on the wheel. I did make some pots myself, but never managed to get a clip of them. I'll try to make another film tomorrow showing the latest pots. I need to iron out some of the technical aspects of making film clips. Anyway this is a start!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Back on track

Firstly, can I apologise for my lack of posts over the last few months. I have been busy making and occasionally selling my work, but just haven't seemed to find the time to write about any of this. My online shops haven't been particularly successful and I'm reluctant to keep relisting items due to the costs. I closed the Ebay shop as it didn't generate any sales and was costing too much. I clearly need to look at my marketing!
However, on the plus side we held a garage sale to try and raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis resource centre as Jen is running the London Marathon next year on their behalf. Our greatest sales came from my pottery, and even those that didn't buy any were complimentary.
I've also been trying to make improvements to my studio. I will be posting some videos in the forthcoming days showing some of the things that I've been up to.