Blogging it

Welcome, let's chat!

So often I hear myself telling a story about an idea I had or a skill I learned. The visuals in my mind are rich with detail. This blog will give me a chance to share them with you all. I hope you have time to share the inspiration & challenges I have so gratefully received.

The blog could become a storybook looking at how we, and why we, do what we do. A conversation about inspiration and motivators that we respond to.

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  • 14 & 15 October 2023
    9am - 4pm Daily
    I'm exhibiting at @angelcrab Wild Weaving
    58 Aranui Road, Palmerston North
    Posted: 15/9/2023
  • 2022 came with the hope of opening a studio in Taihape.

    The heart of the studio will be a teaching pottery with the goals of Inspiring Creative Participation and Building creative Confidence.
    Posted: 13/11/2022
  • Drawing, like yoga, is one of those practices that thrives on repetition!
    Posted: 9/8/2022
  • I started this project in 2015

    In 2021 I found some cool lamp shade frames...

    In 2022 I started some foliage dying printing experiments
    Posted: 6/1/2022
  • I revel in the process! Part of updating the website has lead me to doing a serious bit of homework on what more is needed in my glaze collections.
    Posted: 17/11/2021
  • A turning point in global health risks that will change everything.
    Posted: 20/3/2020
  • I am very pleased to introduce another shape in my porcelain tumblers.
    Posted: 28/1/2019
  • And here we ignite our use of willow!
    Posted: 31/10/2018
  • Ok.... I may have overstated that ..... I actually came home with a kiln, potting wheel, slabbing desk, boxes and boxes of glaze, kiln furniture and collected shape makers. The bandsaw is a totally other story!
    Posted: 10/5/2017
  • This business of busy-ness has so much to answer for when it comes to creative realisation. It is never a lack of inspiration - woooah!
    Posted: 10/2/2017
  • I have started with Pottery. What I probably mean is I have started with pottery again.
    Posted: 2/2/2017
  • When media washes us with image after image of nameless humans affected by cruel and distant problems I am often left grappling with the 'what can I do' question.
    Posted: 28/5/2015
  • My love of flamboyant pavlovas
    Posted: 25/12/2010
  • I am often asked where did I start?

    In 2007 when enrolled with The Learning Connexion as a distance learner I was able to attend a week long retreat at Yebo Art Studio! It was wonderful!
    Posted: 25/4/2007