View from Kinderscout

Looking for inspiration can sometimes be a chilly pastime. A weekend of camping and walks in the surrounding countryside really connects you with nature. This is something I find truly inspirational, even if it was a mite cold in this case. Time to return to my nice warm studio and get creative.  

Snape Maltings exhibition – Life and tide in paint and glaze’

Helen’s Shed is on the move again. Not literally, but for the second week in June I am putting on an exhibition with Alaco Doyle at the Quay gallery at Snape Maltings. Alaco paints in acrylics, producing work with many variations in style and subject. Amongst her work are coastal scenes on pieces of driftwood, graphical …

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Flying over Suffolk salt marsh; a different approach to glazing.

Glazes are such fun to experiment with. I decided that trying to capture the wind in the reeds required a less formal approach than normal. So rather than the detailed and exact effect I could have achieved with underglazes, I have gone for layering on-glazes for the wilder look needed to reflect the wind, estuary …

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