Every One is Different

Warm Chocolate I've been working on some new clay and glaze combinations lately, inspired by woodland walks (my previous post has more on this). My latest firing included pieces using these tones, one of which is a rather chocolatey colour clay combined with a milky speckled glaze. This combination seems to work particularly well. I took [...]

Woodland Colours

The muted colours of Sussex in Winter and Spring must have been seeping into my thoughts and into my work over the past few months. Some new ideas and pieces have been emerging as a result. Colour palette I've spent some time looking at the colour palette I use and working on a range of colours, textures [...]

Wilderness

I have a special liking for slightly deserted landscapes with that abandoned dilapidated look going on. Dungeness on the Kent coast has to be my favourite place to experience this kind of atmosphere.                   It's a massive coastal 'desert' where fishing boats lie stranded on the vast stretch of shingle, slowly rusting and weathering away.      There [...]

Pebble Beach

I take a lot of inspiration from the beach. Sometimes it's oblique; things catch my eye and then filter through in unexpected ways. Sometimes it's as direct as the things I find on the beach becoming part of a mixed-media work. The beaches I take inspiration from aren't the idilic ones with golden sand, they're [...]

Line blue and beach white

I've recently been finding lots of things that appeal to me in the colour blue, mainly around the home. And, almost by accident I've also been re-discovering lines. I rather like objects and groupings that combine rounded forms with straight lines so this may be why I'm particularly drawn to the image of the blue [...]

Seashore inspiration

I've been taking some photographs down at the seaside; finding some inspiration amongst the pebbles. There's a real rugged beauty there, in the concrete, twisted metal and seaweed coated structures. The Lost and abandoned things that find their way to the seashore have been a strong influence in my recent work. So I'm getting stuck [...]