A printmaker trying to get to grips with lifes bigger questions and all with a warped squeegee....


Saturday, 29 January 2011

Well i will not give up with my quest to produce my work on ceramics.I ve managed these sweet little eggcups so far-the test will be the dishwasher.I ve got 50 more of them to decorate so i d better get them right.
In the background is the cockeril print that i managed to get onto a mug.I will not give up !!!!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Whoopdeedoo - another new blog entry.What s come over me ?Anyway here are 2 of my newish gocco prints.They re postcard size and a very affordable £15 each.Available from Fig only.

Friday, 14 January 2011

a walk down memory lane...

I often have a look at Jane Foster s blog (she s a daily blogger unlike myself) and a while ago she had some photos of a 1960 s memory game she d bought for pennies in a charity shop.
It jogged so many memories for me and my sister as it s a game we used to play with my mum and dad all the time when we were small.
My Dad died a couple of years ago and it s only now i realise what a good dad he was.We had our moments but he always wanted the absolute best for his daughters and encouraged us no end in our schooling and education.I remember us playing scrabble the morning of his dr s appointment when they told him he had advanced cancer.We played lots of board games and Dad kept everything so when we couldn t find this game anywhere at home i was determined to buy one.A lovely lady in California sent me this.I m having them framed so my sister and i can look at them .Bizarrely i think they look a lot like my work.

china in your hands

Look at my cups and saucers ! I ve invested in some porcelaine pens and i m loving it.Baking them in the oven after to make them dishwasher proof.They ll retail for about £35 for a cup and saucer -not bad i think for something that s ben hand drawn.Only available from our shop,Fig,in Bristol.I ll post up some new photos of our new layout there at the moment.

popeliness, fire engines and claustraphobia

Hail followers !!!!So bad have i been at blogging that i m now going to cover the last 3 months so we can get up to date !!!
Well-a trip to Barcelona with the girls in November was hugely enjoyable and not without the odd incident.We had no idea his popeliness the Holy was in town at the same weekend and look how close we got -unbelievable i know.
Sadly the night before we saw him we had somehow got ourselves trapped in a lift in our apartment block.Fuelled up on cava and cheese ,we didn t see the 4 people lift limit and managed to cram 7 of us in.Well, imagine our suprise when it shuddered to a holt and went dark.Fortunately ,due to some quick thinking and luck,Fran,our leader,managed to phone the emergency services.We think it might have been the fact that she mistakenly told them there were 7 young maidens in the lift and not infact 7 middle aged women who can t take their drink.Which is why they turned up super quick .Think this picture captures their disappointment.