Friday, 30 September 2016

Sunny September

After a lovely week walking in the South Downs 
in glorious sunny September weather, 
I came back to find that the Christmas puds 
were on the shelves in the supermarkets, 
which kind of shocked me into thinking about 
designs for Christmas decorations!

sketches for Santas and Angels
Trying to be original 
when designing Santas and Angels
is a bit like trying to re-invent the wheel,
but I did a few sketches and eventually
came up with some ideas, 
which I then transferred into clay.

Detailed patterning on Christmas Decs
As ever, they will be incredibly detailed
and super-faffy to glaze, but hopefully
that will make them a bit special when finished.

Sneek peek at finished samples
A couple of samples
have made it out of the kiln so far,
which I will learn from when making the full batch.

Hexie patchwork patterns 
Other pieces in the making 
are these tiny hexagon dishes, 
to replace those sold out of my Etsy shop,
and some messing around with Autumn themed pieces
- all bare trees and leaves.

Autumn leaves, bare trees - wet clay slab
And speaking of my Etsy shop,
I have now introduced overseas shipping,
which is improving my pathetic knowledge of Geography no end.
Every time I post a parcel, I look it up on a map.
I now know where Durham is - it's in North Carolina!
And I also know where Bradford is - it's in Rhode Island!
Which is where this little lot headed off to today.

Safe journey across the pond, little pots!

So that's me for this month.
Apologies for not getting round to visiting your blogs
- which I am looking forward to catching up on this weekend!

x Cathy


  1. I see what you mean about "faffy", but gorgeous, all the same!

  2. Such detail Cathy, I love seeing your work xxx

  3. Your work is just beautiful, Cathy. I love your sketches (I can't draw a straight line myself) and the perfect looking Christmas ornaments you made. You're quite a busy lady!


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