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Kintsugi: scars are beautiful too

“Pictures of perfection,” writes Jane Austen in letter to Fanny Knight, “make me sick and wicked.”

Came across this amazing form of fixing broken ceramic; the Japanese ‘golden joinery’ Kintsugi, it’s about fixing what’s broken and in turn making it more beautiful.  115 more words


Craft: Counterpoints in contemporary making

O3 gallery Oxford

Last week I attended the private view of this exhibition in Oxford. A selection of work from 6 artists who all make contemporary art using traditional craft techniques. 212 more words


Getting Picked!

Getting picked has always evoked memories of standing on a windy school field, waiting to have your name called out. Yes, that dreadful moment when the teacher chooses two captains to pick their teams for the rounder’s match. 271 more words


More than 'monking' about

“The monks of the Abbey of St Laurence live a life inspired by the Rule of St Benedict based in a beautiful valley in North Yorkshire”. 278 more words


Immortal . . .

The offer of my services to help set up and take down artists work in York College Gallery space accepted. Yay! My first ‘outing’ was helping set up for ceramicist Adele Howitt. 213 more words





For our first Ceramics project we had to get in to groups of three and come up with a design using the coiling technique. 45 more words



For our first Wood, Metal, Plastic  (WMP) project we had to go in to groups and build a Harmonograph. A harmonograph is a mechanical apparatus that employs pendulums to create a geometric image. 46 more words