Friday, 25 April 2014


This is just a taster photograph taken by Jeremy Phillips who together with Rachel Crow came to my studio in March. They stayed for 4 hours putting together an article for the June issue of Period Living Magazine. I know it is still April, but the June issue is now out on the shelves. Rachel has done a brilliant job in getting my creative story across, there are beautiful photos of the shed and tantalising snippets about my working process. Frank features too (cat not husband) although I feel his contribution has been exaggerated.
Thankyou Period Living, I am thrilled. 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


I have at last found some time to get back in the studio to experiment.
I have a cunning plan for this glass ware,
and  once again have hit my sketch books with a few ideas.
Still obsessed with natural history and museum collections.
Starting off with etched copper and
digital transfers
This copper fits nicely into some of the jars and bottles.
I am gradually building up enamelled objects and playing with 3 dimensional placement in this small cupboard. I am looking forward to the arrival of my new digital transfers for this project, thankyou for your help Jane getting that sorted out.
I will keep you posted on the progress of this Natural History project. 


Thursday, 3 April 2014


At last the weather is warming up and the seeds are coming up in veg pot city which is taking advantage of a sunny corner in my walled garden.

You might have spotted what I am using for plant labels. Determined not to
forget what I have planted this year I have enamelled the names on bits of cutlery.
The orange bucket is the Gardening Clubs potatoe in a bucket competition. Who can grow the most for the August show, I am consistent and always come in the last 2.
I am also very smug about my spring bulbs this year.
I am still on target for doing a print a month, even though I am cheating and appear to be doing 2 a month. Will this mean I can have a holiday here and there? I suspect not...momentum is everything.
These are both collagraphs called Singing the Blues. The winter plump blackbirds were in the garden during December. I love the blackbirds song, always cheery at dawn and twilight, hence the labels with gum arabic transfer. I am running a one day Transfer workshop at Hampen Factory on June 21st if you want to learn more about the technique.
BREAKING NEWS:- I will be featured in the Artisan section of Period Living in June. Very exciting, several pages of my work, shed and Frank the cat. I believe the magazine comes out in May so watch out for it in your local News Agents.