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The Learning Curve…

The Learning Curve…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Glorious, sunny day again here in the south east. What are you up to? I was having a little lazy half hour in bed this morning, with a cup of tea, thinking about the day ahead, deciding what to do, what to make. Clarity work is always there, but that’s what it is. Work. It may be arty, lovely work – but to me it is work nonetheless. And everybody needs a day off…

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What a haul !

What a haul !

Hi there Thanks for popping in. So many events all over the country on this Bank Holiday Monday in England ! Anything near you? We drove past the Edenbridge and Oxted Country Fair AND the Flower Show in Withyam on the way back from a few hours at work this morning. (There was some catching up and a lot of planning ahead to be done – so we took advantage of the quiet time at Clarity Towers). But I was…

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Shining a little light…

Shining a little light…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Remember the pottery project a while back ? When I asked you to guess what it was going to be? Well, it did get better than that…. Then it got worse again…. So I made a bowl to experiment with the colours and oxides, and make sure it would work. AKA Playing For Time. But then Dad got ill, so pottery was off the radar. I was back and forth to the hospital by…

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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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