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Salty pots

Salty pots

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Sometimes the form of the ceramic I create gives way to a new idea for using my creations. In this case the pine needle and ceramic salt pot was born.Each one comes with its own ceramic spoon.They remind me of anemones wafting in the tide ...
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Snape Maltings exhibition – Life and tide in paint and glaze’

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

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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 ...
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What time is it? Ask the dandelion clocks

What time is it? Ask the dandelion clocks

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 Inspired by the seed heads of dandelions, this ceramic is just ready to tell you the time...Time to visit Southwold, where you will find this bowl in the Southwold Gallery.They only have large pieces of my work. This one which has impressions in the clay which remind me of blowing the dandelio ...
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Flying over Suffolk salt marsh; a different approach to glazing.

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

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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 th ...
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