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Nerikomi – coloured clay

Nerikomi – coloured clay

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just surfaced from the pottery studio after about 8 hours of play! Like a mole coming out of its hole! Where does the time go?! I think that when you find your passion, you transcend time. It’s like turning inwards, creating a kind of shield around yourself which blocks out time. That’s how it is for me with pottery. I am very fortunate to have a husband who gets me. Last week in class…

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A Lino Cut, and…

A Lino Cut, and…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Thanks for watching the TV shows today if you did. And thanks also for buying our stamps if you did. In the words of Gloria Gaynor, We will survive! Friday’s blog a private peek, right. Well, let me show you my third run at lino cutting. Gradually gettin gthe hang of it. A astamp set is certainly in the pipeline! All you lovely SHAC Shackers will be familiar with the drawing and tracing transfer…

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Clean Grunge and Wabi Sabi.

Clean Grunge and Wabi Sabi.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Want to shine a little light on the new and very arty grunge stamps I shall be showcasing on The Craftstore TV this coming Friday at 9am and 1pm. There are so many fabulous elements in these sets! You don’t realise until you start playing with them. Lucy, one of our clever in-house artists, designed these beauties. She’s definitely got the eye for what works well! And we will also be launching new backdrop…

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RANGER10 Party!

RANGER10 Party!

Hi there Thanks for popping . Did you join me for this afternoon’s Moment of Clarity? I enjoyed playing with those Butterfly stamps a lot! I hope you got something out of the session too xx I had to chuckle at myself too. Every single product I touched which was from Ranger, I called out “RANGER10” !! Irritating? Only mildly! Our Ranger shipment landed yesterday, so we’re celebrating with a 10% Discount Code all weekend! All things Ranger available HERE…

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Had to chuckle yesterday, when I turned my attention to turning Terracotta on the wheel. Many of you had been commenting about how the lino cutting took you back to your school days. Well, with the terracotta clay session in the afternoon, all I could think of was trying to wash our Mark’s team rugby kits after a particularly rainy day a few seasons ago, when he played for Crowborough. Can you spot him?…

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I say, I say! What’s so funny?

I say, I say! What’s so funny?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Happy Easter Bank Holiday Monday! Lovely day. Walked out in the countryside with Dave, his daughter and her family. Haven’t seen Laura, Trevor or the grandchildren for months. Those kids they do grow! Young Evie is so bright, and Oliver just laughs and smiles. Precious. We went to their neck of the woods, to the Wild Garlic Woods, and saw lots of new things. The wild garlic is just coming now. We rubbed the…

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Upstairs Downstairs…

Upstairs Downstairs…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Remember the original Upstairs Downstairs TV Series? Back in the 70’s it was on a Sunday evening as I recall. …it was always on in our house! Mum loved it! Well, Upstairs Downstairs has taken on a whole new meaning here in our little house! Either I’m upstairs in the garage – SHAC SHAC – the Clarity Studio, or I’m Downstairs in the garage – the Pottery Studio! And today I’ve been up and…

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Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Good Friday. Call me ignorant, but I’ve never really felt that Good Friday was particularly Good or something to celebrate. Good for who?! Perhaps Good has a different meaning than the one I’m familiar with, because Dark Friday or Black Friday feels more accurate to me. But hey – what do I know. So I kept busy with my hands today. Worked in silence at my pottery wheel most of the day. Threw some…

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Egg Hunt 2021

Egg Hunt 2021

Hi there Thanks for popping in. How about a little Egg Hunt for the weekend? How about finding just 10 eggs on the website to be in with a chance of winning a £150 prize?!? Wonderful! And not fattening either!!! There are 10 Clarity eggs hidden with 10 different products around the website that we’d like you to find. Anyone who finds all 10 will be entered into a prize draw for that egg-cellent prize worth £150.00 So, to be…

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What does SHAC-SHAC stand for?

What does SHAC-SHAC stand for?

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Just came off Hochanda Live TV. Really love working with those people. They are, without exception, a really smashing bunch. Actually, if you haven’t heard, the channel has a new name: THE CRAFT STORE by HOCHANDA. Finally! Very happy about this. I have been suggesting since DAY 1 that they include the word CRAFT in the name of the channel, only so that newcomers surfing the internet or SKY actually KNOW that we are…

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