Thursday, 1 September 2016

August - hot or what?

August was true summery weather
and much of it was spent outdoors,
rather than slaving over a hot kiln!

That said, the Summer Gift Fair went reasonably well, 
considering that we had an outside pitch 
and had to battle against torrential downpours 
and a poor turnout of people!

Here are the action highlights from August ....

star bowls, hexie bowls and nine-patch plates in the making...
Some things are continually in demand 
and I'm trying to never run out of stock for my Etsy shop.

more hen ornaments, plus lots of tiny decorative tiles
My new favourite thing
to make with left over scraps of clay
is tiny ceramic tiles.

fired once and glazed - ready to be fired a second time
Dreaming up the design
and how it's all going to fit together is quite satisfying.

finished tiled pot-stands or trivets.
Once completed, I fixed them to cork mats
and made some lovely pot-stands.
Some have sold, a few are still available
in my Etsy shop - link in side bar.

Seeing stars!

Some more star dishes came through, 
in all sorts of colour combos.  
Again, some have sold already, 
but there are a few in the shop.

lots of driftwood and ceramic signs for summer-living!

Really pleased with this one - now in my shop

Oh, and a lovely commission to make
 a wall-hanging starfish, 
which was great fun to do!

'Making a difference'

And now I'm off for another little holiday 
while the summer lasts!  
Have a happy September everyone!

x Cathy


  1. You have been busy. I love those little ceramic tiles. They would be perfect for the top of a special box or a little side table. Hope you have a lovely holiday.

  2. Enjoy your holiday - well-deserved, by the look of it!

  3. All lovely Cathy - the tiled pot stands are brilliant. Have a great holiday. xx

  4. You are the star! Love it all but the little tiles are to die for :) Happy holiday!

  5. Beautiful as always! Enjoy your holiday.

  6. Stunning tiles, have a lovely holiday.


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