Love what I do…..

What a crazy, busy summer this has been! It’s a good thing to have lots to do but I haven’t been able to get anywhere near my workshop since Open Studio Event came to an end and boy am I missing it!  

On the upside the weather is amazing.  I’ve taken every opportunity to be outside in my garden or walking through the den, along the path that runs beside the burn, meandering among the trees. The leaves have started to turn autumn-leaf red, orange and yellow instead of green some are falling and fluttering.  It’s getting dark a lot earlier and the early evening air is fragrant with burning wood from neighbourhood log fire’s.

I read somewhere that “People buy your enthusiasm and excitement”.  I can’t tell you how true that is.  I can say first hand, that the ceramic pieces that invigorate and give me the greatest joy to create are the pieces that elicit the most response at my fairs. Without question.
An Apple a Day....

An Apple a Day….

Orange and Lemon......

Orange and Lemon……

Couldn't resist painting more sunflowers....

Couldn’t resist painting more sunflowers….

What a Hoot!

What a Hoot!

Open Studio……. Day 6

Well, there’s been little or no progress made in my preparations for, during or after this year’s Open Studio event….

 Day one...

Day one…

Or so I thought…..

Day two....

Day two….

It’s such an enormous, massive, gargantuan event in my event calendar ……

Day three....

Day three….

It’s taken all summer so far and the only thing that seems to have happened is an accumulation of a lot of unfinished pieces of work and an ever expanding list of things still to be done…..

Day four....

Day Four….

And now? Now, I’m asking myself how can it possibly be day six already!

Chaos ……

Evenings are getting chilly, and I’m beginning to feel panicked that the nights are already much shorter, the darkness filling the open windows earlier every evening.  Summer is coming to an end way to quickly.

I’m sorry to be so slow in posting my photo’s of Moy Field Sports Fair….. I confess I still need to go through them all!  I just have not had the time….. Chaos here…..  isn’t that always the way before the Open Studio’s?

It’s the season for late-night potting and let me tell you there is some serious potting going on around here! My clothes are covered with paint. Every surface is stacked with either greenware, bisque or pieces waiting to be fired. The studio floor is positively littered with scraps clay…….

Suddenly, it all feels like a scramble: I’m trying to get everything done and then adding new things as I go along because I’m a tad crazy like that….. how to fit everything else you want to do into a week …..???  Yikes!!!

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!  How did the weekend go for you?  I hope it was a good one!  It was nice and busy at the Moy Highland Field Sports Fair, despite the inclement Scottish weather!

Not much time to rest though! Today I will begin rushing around getting the house, garden and studio ready for Perthshire Open Studios which starts in five weeks.   I’ll sort though my photos in the next few days and write a longer post later in the week.

Amazing Week

I’ve had another amazing week preparing for the Moy Highland Field Sport Fair near Inverness which is taking place this Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd August, and of course I have some photos to share!

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Sunflowers….. One of my favourite flowers

Monarch of the Glens

Monarch of the Glens


Reminds me of the Mediterranean Sea ....

Reminds me of the Mediterranean Sea ….


Must be summertime.....

Must be summertime…..

Summer at Eden Court……

Hi there! I can’t quite believe that we are more than halfway through the year… How was your weekend?  I had an amazing weekend at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness and I can’t wait to show you some pictures. . . …

Goldcrest Art


Mac Designs

Mac Designs



Designs by Inez


Cairngorm Creations

Cairngorm Candles

Quick hello….

So how goes the plans for the weekend?

It’s threatening to rain around here and its gloomy out, but that’s a good excuse to stay at home for the next couple of days.  

I just wanted to pop in to say quick hello and give you an update.

I’m back in the studio now, tearing right into my pottery projects for next week craft fair which is at the Eden Court Theater in the beautiful Highland capital, Inverness on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July  

I’m really excited to be returning to this great event.

If get through this next round of making pots……..


Hard to believe its Friday already!  The week has whizzed by.  I’ve been busy every day but for the life of me I couldn’t tell you what I’ve actually done!  

The June weather continues to be changeable. Some days we have cold, unrelenting rain fall that sweeps through, breaking up the warm sunny days, bending the surrounding flora and fauna under the weight of all the water.

Some of the highest mountain peaks are still frosted with snow and on sunny days the sight is absolutely breathtaking.  Everything is still so fresh and green at this time of year and the countryside evolves  daily, the sun and rain seeming to make things grow extra fast. As I walk the winding country lanes, making my way through the dreels or around the vast raspberry fields,  I observe and take note of the many changes that have taken place. I enjoy time close to the beauty of nature. It helps me feel more centered and optimistic it is also a great source of inspiration which often influences my work.

I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am about my new projects! They combine all of the above and some of my very favourite things….

Here’s a wee preview…..  


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