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A few random thoughts

Rather a lame title, a cover for not really having much idea of what to blog about this evening. Workwise, I've almost completed the commission for Beverley - it's a view looking across St Ives Bay, with The Quay (Smeaton's Pier) on the left showing Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance. There's no photo yet. The support is a thin piece of wood from an old wardrobe, primed with 2 or 3 layers of gesso.

Right at the beginning of this blog, when I first posted in mid March 2009, I mentioned spending a day a week at St Ives Ceramics, selling studio pottery - and have included this link today for Julie's benefit (see her quirky and individual work here). I have bought in a small way, mainly pieces of domestic ware for myself and as gifts for family and friends, loving the combination of beauty and function. The photo shows soup/pasta bowls by Peter Swanson and a Kaori Tatebayashi plate.

Was interested to note recently a new publication listing Michelle Obama's 'pearls of wisdom'. Well, that got me thinking about what I've come up with over the years - nil! No, there is one, apologies for this, please don't laugh: "We most need a hug when we least want one." It is true. Have a great weekend everyone.


  1. These are lovely! I've always liked the effect when things are glazed half way and the roughness of the clay is apparent. I'm going to see more and will check back in.

  2. oh dear, i've gone all limp. These are some heavy hitters. What a joy it must be to walk through this gallery.

  3. Lovely ceramics. Burst out laughing at your quote..... I SO recognised the sentiments. I am such a rottweiller (spelling?) at times though, that I would rip arms off. :O) x

  4. Thanks for your encouraging comments and tagging me. I've not received a tag before so I will respond when I work out what to do with it! Thanks!

  5. Thought you would like them Julie!

    Cathy! Come here, you need a hug!!!

    Hi Denise, if you're anything like me, it will take ages and then you'll end up with far more than six. Thanks all for the comments. Bye for now. Lesley x

  6. lovely pottery and i can't wait to check out the link~!!~
    your "pearl" of wisdom is so true~!!~


  7. Hi Libby, I would love to be able to make pottery wouldn't you? I tried using the wheel many years ago so know just how hard it is. Even the moulded pieces I made were dire. The lovely, warm earthy smell stays with me though.


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