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work benchHello and good morning, well it’s that time of year again (where did that last year go?!) for the wonderful contemporary craft fair at Bovey Tracey in Devon, on 7-9 June.  (www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk) – and this year it’s a special one, as they are celebrating their 10th year.  This fair is a really lovely one, set in marquees in the beautiful park of the little town Bovey Tracey, with such a lovely friendly atmosphere, and, of course, a magnificent selection of the UK’s top designer makers on show.  Above is an image of my work bench, with some of the hand drawn and cut paper resists that I use to make the decorations on my ceramics.  I can sometimes use them more than once, so I keep them there – plus it’s quite a nice record of the patterns and motifs I’ve been using.

I’ve been really busy over the past few months, mostly thinking really hard about my creative development- more of which in another post!  But also I’ve been making new pieces.  This one is one of a pair that I did in early spring.  I wanted to reflect that time of year with the colours and bare branches in the design, and the bird in the centre is a wren.There is a jug in the background with the same design in a vertical format.  It reminded me of Elizabethan embroidery and plasterwork when it came out of the kiln.  So it’s called ‘Elizabeth’. Wren Platter

Here are some more pictures of work that I’ll be bringing to my stand at Bovey Tracey.  I’ll also be giving a talk on my creative inspirations and development, on Sunday at 1.45pm.

Little wren jugs

Little wren jugs

Little wren bowls - 14cm diameter

Little wren bowls – 14cm diameter

 

studio shelves, ready to pack up!

studio shelves, ready to pack up!

fair isle tree and border jugs

fair isle tree and border jugs

 

wren and deer platters

wren and deer platters

and not forgetting, the tiny hoops!

and not forgetting, the tiny hoops!

I hope to see you there, it’s a lovely place to visit.  And the weather forecast says….Sunshine!

Next time, I’ll describe my creative development over the past few months, as I feel that I’ve had a bit of a mental breakthrough…and I’m very pleased about it.

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