23 March 2010


I can tell these posts will be sporadic. At least for a while...
2010 has been, shall we say, a challenge to my entire well being so far.

Pauses for long sigh.

However, on the upside, I have opened an Etsy shop - everybody say "yeah"!


It's going to take a while to fill but there are a few lovely items in there at the mo and it's fun getting down with the Americans (US handmade artisan site for those unfamiliar). Nice to be enthusiastic about something and to spell things weirdly!

This here Stripey soap dish isn't on Etsy yet but I'm just making some as they've been selling well, especially in the rather fab Concrete Wardrobe in Edinburgh.
I'm also doing some plain kitchen tiles for a client in Cherry, Terracotta, Cream and Soft White. They've been very patient while I tackle the afformentioned challenges and are coming on now.

This is what I was reduced to when it was minus 10 degrees for weeks though:

Yes, drying clay strips in the living room, and it STILL took days! Very happy see /feel? the temperature rise as production becomes a little less a.c.h.i.n.g.l.y s.l.o.w.
Aw jings, it's after midnight and the kiln needs checking.