Friday, 13 January 2017

First firing of 2017

While it's quiet, it's good to get stuck back into the pottery. I'm really pleased with this firing it's got lots of potential for new styles
Tex over Temnoku

Rutile over Len's

Chun over Temnoku

De Boo's green over slip trailed relief

Bailey's red with blue Chun trailed

Blue slips

Orange and pink slips

Muted slips

More blue

Natural slip tests

Butter dishes Rutile over Len's

Return of the wall fish

Chun Butter dishes

Copper green Butter dishes

More slips

Brown glaze over relief

Nepheline orange mugs

Copper green.. a little too thin.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

December 2016

Finally slowing down after a manic end to the summer season, looking forward to a bit of play time and recharging the old batteries. 


Early Morning, Derwent water from Keswick campsite.


Scafell in autumn with the first snow on the tops


 Robin Hood's Bay
Edinburgh commission

Dramatic sky near the Stape road

Saltwick Bay dawn

Grosmont woods

Stanage Edge

Evening on Whitby beach

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Catch up time for August 2016


I've struggled and struggled to get an accurate photo of this picture but there is something about the colours in it that the camera doesn't like. It's Great Fryupdale from the Monks Trod that leads to the Lyke Wake walk, evening sunlight coming from the left.

Evening above Goathland, quite dark and moody but I love it.

Grosmont with Whitby abbey and the viaduct in the background. I had to climb up my magical step ladders to get this view.
Poppies


Sandsend beach

Whitby 

Return to Saltwick Bay after a long absence


Soft moorland sky

Catch up time for August 2016


I've struggled and struggled to get an accurate photo of this picture but there is something about the colours in it that the camera doesn't like. It's Great Fryupdale from the Monks Trod that leads to the Lyke Wake walk, evening sunlight coming from the left.

Evening above Goathland

Grosmont with Whitby abbey and the viaduct in the background. I had to climb up my magical step ladders to get this view.
Poppies


Sandsend beach

Whitby 

Return to Saltwick Bay after a long absence


Soft moorland sky

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Storm cloud on the moors

The finished article


I thought I'd give this little on it's own post rather than leaving tagged onto the end of the last one. I'm becoming a little obsessed by my stats and this will give them a little boost.

Initially I was thinking mainly about boosting my profile with this blog but as I've got into it I'm just really enjoying taking a little time out to think about and explain what I'm doing. My statistics so far are spectacularly mediocre at best so I think I've got a long way to go........helpful suggestions will be more than gratefully received.

Inspiration, the beginning of the week and getting the old grey matter going

Tuesday is the beginning of my week (I take Sunday and Monday off) and like everyone else I find it hard to get going. One of the best way for me is to have a browse, it seems indulgent or work avoidant but I'm increasingly seeing the importance of it. Everyone has influences, even the greats and we are in the privileged position of being able to scan across thousands of images sat in the comfort of our homes.

One of my favourite sites is Pinterest, as you select images you then get guided towards collections of similar work. You also get to create your own collections and so can come back and at a glance see all the work that caught your eye the day/days before. This is my collection called Paint.

Currently I seem to be enjoying looking at clouds lit up by the late sun.







http://www.panisbet.com/paintings_one.php?n=2

We've been having some great cloud formations lately and I think I might start the week playing 
around with this subject.


Here it is, I've had a very disrupted day today and will reserve judgement until tomorrow. It will be still wet enough to work on but I will probably have another go at it from scratch if I need to.

I sold The Turner sky today so I'm very happy



Monday, 7 March 2016

A Drones view of Grosmont

A Drones view of Grosmont


I just had to share this aerial view of Grosmont, I especially love the fact they had a cyclist in every shot. It's a shame they didn't have any steam engines running but I'm sure they'll have another go later on in the year.

If you go towards the end of the video there are some shots of the river including the delivery van that attempted the ford in full flood and got swept down river. The driver was rescued and taken home by Becky . He was reported later to be suffering from exhaustion and emotional distress....sorry Becky couldn't resist.

Becky of course is one of the key members of the esteemed Bored Cat Film company and has had many minor roles with them including the following....



Bloody nutters.

This was the only one I could find on line, but I did purchase The Uskdale Progeny for £2.50 in the Grosmont Co-op and it was worth every penny.