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# 15 Keep It Simple…

# 15 Keep It Simple…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Sunny day, blue skies here in the southeast of England. Calm head. A morning of pottery does that. I signed up for a very specific kind of Sunday pottery class many weeks ago, and today was Day 1. Five Sundays in a row. The course title is Architectural Ceramics, so you can imagine it’s all about structure, building, lines, curves. Less about function, more about shape. That’s the kind of art I have been…

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Keep Calm and Carry on Crafting!

Keep Calm and Carry on Crafting!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Yep. The world is going mad, and all we can do is keep calm and carry on crafting!! Whether you make cards for Ukraine, or knit socks for the neighbours, it doesn’t matter – JUST MAKE SOMETHING! My distraction, my calm place, my serenity is in clay. Although I haven’t had much time for pottery lately – that will change again – I did manage to pinch a little trio of pots last weekend….

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We’re shrinking!!

We’re shrinking!!

Hi there Happy May Bank Holiday Weekend! I hope you’re enjoying your time, whatever you are doing. I’ve been doing a little pottery and cleaning… more pottery though!!! It was a finishing day. Had to wax my bottoms before I can do any glazing… TV tomorrow – Create and Craft for 2 hours from 3 to 5pm. We’ve split the show into 2 for starters: first hour STAMPS. Beautiful stamps designed by Tina Cox and myself, which many of you…

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Charity Pottery – first haul…

Charity Pottery – first haul…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Important day. Tuesdays I go to my parents, hang out with them, help where I can, make sure they’re ok. And they are. So not just an important day, but a good day. Came home to a 100% perfect kiln haul, which always puts a smile on my face! By the way, the red heart is a paper heart, that Dave popped in the bowl! It’s not a design feature!! If you were in…

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Room for one more…

Room for one more…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Picture the scene: you have been stood standing in the pouring rain at a busstop for about half an hour. Finally the bus rolls up and the people in front of you in the queue pile on. You’re the next one to get on, but the bus is packed full, and the conductor puts his hand out to stop you boarding. YMBFJ, you think. When suddenly he drops his hand and says “There’s room…

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Keeping it simple.

Keeping it simple.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Went to pottery for the morning. Haven’t been for a while. There’s so much going on, there haven’t been enough hours in the day, and my head hasn’t been in pottery space. So this morning I decided to JFDI. If you don’t you get out of the habit. And the longer you let it slide, the more difficult it is to get back in the groove, right? You get me. Also, there were a…

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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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