tea green glasgow and dundee december 2016

I will be exhibiting at the Tea Green sale at the Kibble Palace, Glasgow botanic gardens on 10-11th December. It will be nice to having a sale close to home, which should make the logistics nice and easy. The Kibble Palace glasshouse is a beautiful setting, no matter what the Glasgow weather may throw at us.


And in case you are not in Glasgow this weekend, Tea Green are also selling my work at their pop up shop in Dundee, open until 24th December at the Old Flour Mill, Exchange Court.


travelling across the globe this month, it’s difficult to connect the places in my mind and figure out how my work fits into this map so here’s a recap of what I’ve been doing recently whilst I’m away form the studio…

just finished bowls

earlier rice bowl glaze tests, first firings when I arrived back in glasgow

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new work

more new work

pieces providing inspiration, my work and briglin pottery




xmas in hyndland

whilst matt cooked the dinner my mum and I spent xmas day sewing napkins and tablecloth out of oxfam curtains and decorating the cake with another charity shop find [ribbon], on a plate from relics, recycling magic…


the meal was yummy and all the more enjoyable after our hard work



I discovered what I already suspected that cake decorating is much harder than it looks and that gold leaf is almost impossible to control

inspired by cressida bell’s cake design I persisted, “when I was little there was a plate at my grandparents’ house, Charleston , which we children fought over. I don’t remember it clearly except that it was turquoise, orange and black with cross-hatching and flowers…”



the tree


some kitsch tableaux, also charity shop finery