120…Back from hols

by frances doherty on August 26, 2014

A long time ago it seems I left my Mexican student Edurne painting the sculpture she has made as part of her work experience.

Edurne with totem

Edurne with totem

This has now dried out and will be adorning our garden once it is glaze fired.

This week after a hard but wonderful cycling holiday in the Highlands, I was back in the studio….slowly getting ready for the autumn shows.

I am trying out some new forms and was able to get the first into the biscuit kiln this week,

just about in the kiln

just about in the kiln

I am experimenting with making separate bases so that when they shrink in the firing, I can put them into the base and regain a little of the height lost due to shrinkage. They didn’t shrink quite as much as I thought they would though and I’ll probably have to do a double glaze to get them fixed to the base. They are not the easiest form to fit into the kiln. Tomorrow I will take the first glazed ones out. Watch this space.

Meanwhile, I have written up this years cyclelogue of our trip to the Highlands, which if you are interested is on a separate menu at the top of this page.

As soon as I am organised next week I will get the next auction up and running, and I will be sending out a newsletter to my emailing list with some Private view invites and 241′s to this years Brighton Art fair. I will be showing there on a shared stand with Jane Denman (link at side of page) and this year we have a very special offer for those of you who have joined our mailing list over the last couple of years.


119…Lyons la Foret and Lovely Paris.

July 26, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I went to a lovely town in Normandy to set up an exhibition. It is called Lyons la Foret and is between Rouen and Paris. This is one of those places that has not changed in years and is pristine and pretty. Not neccesarily a place you would want to […]

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117…New students, new work and recovering from Glastonbury

July 6, 2014

I crawled back from Glastonbury on tuesday and have spent the rest of the week catching up with work and sleep. I do a couple of festivals every summer…but this was my first time at Glasto. Boy is it hard work! It rained of course and we spent the weekend slooping through mud and dancing […]

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