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When life throws you into a handbrake turn!

Today I have a day of glazing to do. It’s very time consuming and can’t be rushed. It’s also meditative and will sooth the chaos of my mind. Last week I was made redundant from my other job, the one that pays the bills unfortunately. Its the most odd...

Get Your Wiggle On!

I sit in my studio on my own.  Its covid 19 lockdown and I am having a blue day. Last night when I returned from walking my dogs I found some painted stones on my outside window sill. These were painted by the local children. You find them dotted everywhere, window...

The Art Of Messy Play….Such Fun!

Today I was packing the kiln with some work and then I realized that the plates that I was packing were the ones that my nephew George had made. I had forgotten in the chaos of the last few weeks that I had wrote a blog about him and his brother Benjy, so this weeks...

An Ode To My Mother on Mothers Day

Normally referred to as Mum, Nana Silva, Nanny Mayo, dynamo daughter, nipple twisting Sister, mad Auntie, cousin Silv, and electrician’s wife. They say apples don’t fall far from trees. If that’s the case then my mum is of the Frank Spencer variety,...

The meteorological first day of spring

This post was written last week, alas, I have been too busy preparing my garden for the village open gardens (which is due in the summer). I’m in garden when the weather is fair, and working in the studio to miss the showers, and generally avoiding all the other...

Pottery Widowhood

This is a picture of my lovely husband Simon. He is a very caring, patient and generous man. Well I guess he would have to be , as he has had to put up with me and my chaos. I met him 22 years ago at a dinner party. A few years ago I got quite Poorly with a number of...