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Trying to get a handle on it…

Trying to get a handle on it…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Busy day today. Busy Thinking Day. Thinking days always leaves me zapped by the afternoon. That’s okay though. It’s the WEEKEND!! And in the meantime, I’m trying to get a handle on it all !! Looking very handmade, aren’t they/! Nothing uniform here! Just as well! The cups are pretty individual too! Getting the same size takes time and practice, so I will get there eventually. Nothing that time and a little application won’t…

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Well, what is it gonna be ?!

Well, what is it gonna be ?!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Remember the Pottery Competition last week, when I asked you to try and guess what this was gonna be? We had lots of vases and planters, fruit bowls and all sorts, but nobody could figure it out. So let’s take a closer look, and put it together – one step at a time… Well, at this point most of you would have been correct! A Vase would have been correct. But no. Barbie had…

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Obsession – Definition.

Obsession – Definition.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Today I want to discuss Obsession. What’s yours? Do you have one? Do you have more than one? Healthy or unhealthy? Let’s look up the dictionary definition of Obsession, shall we? noun the state of being obsessed with someone or something. an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind. My latest obsession – and possibly the greatest of all time – is surely Pottery! I say latest, because my…

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Detach with Love…

Detach with Love…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It has been a pottery morning. In fact it‘s been a pottery weekend, and I am rRight out of my comfort zone here! Decided to figure out how to use oxides and oxide washes. Good God! Glad I wore rubber gloves! What a long way that stuff goes!! If you were thinking that pulling a print on the Gelpress plate with acrylic paint is way too messy, then you’ll probably want to give Copper…

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The Wizard, not the Wand…

The Wizard, not the Wand…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Rainy day – perfect for crafting! Housework in the morning. Whizzed round the house like the proverbial white tornado. Then a well earned break – aka Pottery session this afternoon. Wonderful. But where does the time go ?! I get so immersed in what I am doing, time seems to disappear. Pottery. I cannot think of a better way to relax and ground my thoughts. Followed closely by Lino-cutting. I was handbuilding some faceted…

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Balance.

Balance.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Stepped back today. Took my Clarity business hat off and had a major sort out, a declutter, yet another Spring Clean. There’s so much gear accumulated in this little SHAC Studio, that it doesn’t take much to make a mess. Couple of TV shows and Facebook Lives sessions, and it looks like a BOMZITIT!! There also comes a point where you just can’t work effectively – there’s too much noise. Decided to make a…

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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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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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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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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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