Finding all my old china
29th January, 2016

I am quite often asked where I get all my old china and bits and bobs. It used to be car boot sales and charity shops, but now I have an amazing vintage shop just two doors up on Jedburgh High Street, Grove Antiques at the old post office. Lorna the owner pops in from time to time with goodies for me, she knows exactly what I like and it saves me a lot of time treasure hunting. If you are ever in Jedburgh visiting my gallery do pay a visit to her shop, where else will you come across a beaver in a tiara!

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Racing hares at Twilight
5th June, 2015

This is a commissioned piece, the lady came in the studio with a large tin of all the china she had dug up in the garden and a saucer belonging to her wedding china, so this is what I came up with, I particularly like the blue and white base.

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Hibernating in the workshop
5th February, 2015

This January I have been trying to keep warm! but the new ideas are bubbling away inside my head, this wee fellow is one of the first to come to fruition though, the dreamy hare is sailing away in his little dingy gazing at the stars, he is mounted on an upturned teacup with waves lapping against the boat. Just need to think of a name for his boat now! he will shortly be popping up in my web shop. one of my favourite bits is his key rudder.

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Collection of heads
30th August, 2014

30th August 2014

Earlier in August I had a solo exhibition at the lovely Iapetus Gallery in Malvern, so needing to produce some bigger work to help set the scene, I finished three heads, all made from sea china and vintage bits and bobs. The lady wearing the flowery hat, I experimented with getting her head and hands cast in glass, which I feel gave her a lovely quality. I hope to do some more figures using the glass again soon.

Creative Scotland Grant
11th March, 2014

In 2012 I received a grant from Creative Scotland to do a series of figures, well here is the second of my ladies. She will eventually be sporting a very fine broad rimmed hat made from a saucer with Royal Doulton ceramic flowers adorning it and holding a beautiful string of pearls around her neck. The head and hands are made from cast glass and she is supported on a thick copper wire network. Her body is made from sea pottery, collected from a beach last summer on Holy Island with her upper body covered in copper and pearl flowers. Hopefully next week I can finish her hair and hat.

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