Robin Recital

Animated Robin singing in the snow

Festive feathered felicitations, fellows!

Warm wishes for the holiday season and all-the-best for 2012.


Old Bag

old bag with Santa cycling illustration

• Scratchy cycling Santa sketches (illustrator unknown


City-1 / Country-0

our woodstack wedged in exterior alcove
Once upon a time I'm sure that setting fire to stuff was the great skill people still pretend. Truth is, matches and fire-lighters have made the process pretty straight forward. This week I've found out all efforts are futile when the wind's heaving right down the chimney. But then who in their right mind would want a cosy fire during a storm?


Kiln Cat

slipcast cat figurine glazed in LR White

Although throwing pots was much more fun, I spent a fair amount of last year slip-casting too. Regrettably we had to stop wholesaling our owl figurine when demand outstripped production and enquiries for outsourcing came to nil (I'd love to transcribe the conversations, but let's just say the death of UK industry is sometimes no surprise).

slipcast cat figurine glazed in LR White

This weekend I'll be selling some of the quality seconds beneath the Westway at Great Western's Open Studio event. The remaining stock proper will be available at Elphick's or via us online soon. This cat was set to be our next figurine but we only got as far as the prototype. I'd really love a kiln... but where to put it?

 slipcast cat figurine glazed in LR White

Christmas Open Studios 2011, Great Western Studios
65 Alfred Road, London W2 5EU
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th December, 12 noon - 6pm both days
Café open both days, Admission free