Brand New Mixed Media Particles Collection

Brand New Mixed Media Particles Collection

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Maria is on HOCHANDA today, 9am 1pm and 5pm. She launched a set of superb Fresh Cut dies: Part 2 of our new Mixed Media Collection. This time it’s the particles part! Absolutely invaluable, so versatile and useful. Wait till you see what Maria gets up to. She really is awesome. Maria is one of the most talented crafters in the business. She thinks outside the box and always sees things the rest of…

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It’s seldom what it seems….

It’s seldom what it seems….

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Day off today. Just needed a day away from the coalface, a day to regroup, untangle the old brain. And what better way to do that than…… P O T T E R Y ! ! ! ! ! I had started these two towers earlier in the month, which were to become vases, or jugs or something sexy. Real easy to construct. You roll out the clay like pastry and just wrap it…

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YouTube Tuesday – and the winner is…..

YouTube Tuesday – and the winner is…..

Hi there Thanks for dropping by. Youtube Tuesday it is, and Groovi it is too! I am doing a neat little 3-D illusion trick using our designer parchment. Enjoy. xx This designer parchment is brilliant – even if I say so myself! And it’s available at a great price all week, until next Tuesday, if you fancy treating yourself . In fact, all the lovely products pictured below are ! Click the here to find out more! Before I forget…

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Glassy Eyed Stare….

Glassy Eyed Stare….

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Sitting here at Heathrow, Terminal 3, watching the world go by, waiting for Grace to land. It has been a long day again. Zipped up to Hochanda this morning, then came straight here. Managed to avoid most of the traffic, although the M25 is pretty savage any time of the day or night, innit. Did I tell you I got done for speeding? Got fined £100 and got 3 points on my licence too….

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Meet the Team….

Meet the Team….

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. All the excitement of the past few days caught up with me today. Had a spot of G.E.S. all day. Let’s see if you can work that one out !! Tell you what – if anybody guesses this acronym, I’ll send them a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher. If, like the last time I played this game, when pretty much EVERYBODY guess H.E.F.T., then I will put all the winning names in a hat and…

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Time for bed, said Zebedee

Time for bed, said Zebedee

Hi there, Thanks for dropping in. Just got back from Ditton, after another super duper day. Honestly, it was just brilliant. The vibe, the atmosphere, the whole thing was just brilliant. If you don’t mind I will keep it short and sweet this evening, because I just need my bed. But before I climb the stairs to winken blinken and nod, I want to say a special thank you to all those who came and helped make the 2 days…

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Day 1. I love my job

Day 1. I love my job

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. Just sitting in the hall with Dave and Paul, chatting to you on my phone. What can I tell you? We had the best day! On the way here early this morning, I actually was feeling sick. Just so anxious about whether there would be enough loo roll, whether the car park would be big enough, whether the hall would be light enough, airy enough etc etc etc. But it ran like clockwork ….

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#Walkerscrisps

#Walkerscrisps

Hi there, Stop the clock! Just got in from having supper with the crew. Hall’s all set ready for Ditton Open Day No. 1. I just have to figure out what I am doing tomorrow! My morning was interesting. Whilst the men – hunter gatherers – loaded the van, it was my job to go foraging for food – #CashnCarry. So I wrote a list of what we will need in order to make about 600 rounds of sandwiches and…

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A Peacock Floral Urn

A Peacock Floral Urn

Hi there. Thanks for popping in! Dashing out the door to pottery. There’s sooooo much work on the table here, and those two pesky gits Wurka and Hollick have been badgering me all morning to just capitulate and knuckle down. But. It has to be done. Can’t miss it. At so many different levels, I have to go to class! Apart from anything, I threw a load of little pots at the Throwdown on Saturday morning, and HAVE to turn…

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YouTube Tuesday – Gelli Art

YouTube Tuesday – Gelli Art

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. We are still at work, getting ready for the Open Days, so I am going to hand over to Sam Crowe today. She has done a superb little video for us, using the Gelpress. I watched with great interest as she plucked colour from the Gelpress plate, a little at a time, a layer at a time, and built her printed cards. Very arty, very creative – and actually, very easy, once you know…

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