Friday, 22 February 2013


What a difference a couple of days can make, faces, wings crowns and shoes are on,
all I have to do now is attach the legs and pins.
In between all this brooch related activity I have been preparing my substrates for a new project. The lovely man who looks after my 2CV allowed me into his workshop yesterday to cut metal on his guillotine
and use his metal roller to shape these cow parsley sections...all for the price of a lemon drizzle cake.
How many of you hear me shout, 'I will never make jewellery', I do make the odd set of earrings for personal consumption and nothing is more odd than this pair of surreal inspired drops.
There has to be fun, in fact it is all fun!!

Thursday, 21 February 2013


Ladies and gentlemen should be said in your head with a Franky Howard voice.
If Monty Python made brooches they would look like this...I hope!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Cheltenham Open Studios starts 8 June, yes that does seem a long time in the future, but time goes by so quickly these days I thought I should make a bit of a start.

Here is a batch of my Ladies waiting for faces. The Fairies are waiting for gold and silver crowns and slippers.

Monday, 11 February 2013


Yesterday I whizzed down to Bovey Tracy, Devon to see the Get Fresh exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
It is on until the 24th February.
The gallery is light and spacious and full of interesting emerging artists.
It is an interesting mix of contemporary craft
Jo Taylor ceramics.
Paul Stopler glass.
Rebekah Lockley ceramics.
Joshua Kerley mixed media.
Jennifer Rose Norris textiles.
And many more, there is also a cafe that does great cake.

Friday, 8 February 2013


I am still playing with the enamel, still treating the making of these pieces like sketch book pages.
Layers of ivory coloured enamel over sgraffito through grey grip coat.
Stoning back through the layers to reveal the drawing.
Then adding the Victorian transfers and screen printed detail.
Thanks to my friend Brian who let me have these unnamed relatives and the post card messages.
I have now used up my Victorian photos, so perhaps my work will move in a different direction?

Monday, 4 February 2013


In between mucking about with enamel I am continuing to make collagraph prints.
A new Andalusian Bantam, feisty, yet with a chintzy edge.
An edition to my tropical bird collection, carborundum and polyfilla inked up in Blue Black ink.
Pass the Guinness!