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Turning Earth.

April 4, 2015





I started a ceramics course at Turning Earth twelve weeks ago and I’m seriously hooked. Starting with the basics, I’ve made a small selection of ‘pinch pots’ and a ‘coil pot’ vase. I loved it so much I’ve signed up for another twelve weeks, this time I will be focusing on ‘throwing’, which I think is going to be a bit trickier than the hand-building. There is a sale today of the members work at 1pm, so if you are Hackney based I would strongly recommend paying a visit. Click on the link above for details.

Yesterday’s Inspiration

October 2, 2014

fishwebThis beautiful tin was the inspiration for yesterday’s collage. Thank you for all of your wonderful compliments so far, it’s been really encouraging.

Seb Lester

April 24, 2013


Lovingly hand-drawn by Seb Lester at Pick Me Up on Monday. Love it.

Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays 2012

November 7, 2012


Only three weeks to go until the first, of four Christmas Wednesdays on Columbia Road.

Discovering work by Jon Klassen

November 5, 2012

<p><a href=”″>Black Lake</a> from <a href=””>David OReilly</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Bird Cat

October 4, 2012

Say what you see! I have no idea what this piece is called but I was delighted when I discovered this magazine at Spitalfields Antique Market today. After a little research on the internet, I found out that the illustration was by Günther Stiller.  Love it.

Michael Kirkham

May 16, 2012

Percy Kelly

February 25, 2012


Percy Kelly ‘Teazle and Poppy Heads’

Whilst trawling through the Guardian website I discovered the work of Percy Kelly (1918 -1993). So excited by the discovery that I thought I’d share. You can read more about him and his work here.

Lucian Freud

February 25, 2012

Man with a Feather (self portrait) 1943.

Girl with a Kitten (portrait of his first wife Kitty) 1947.

I’ve never been a fan of Lucian Freud’s work, but James Brown (artist at Elphick’s) suggested I watch a recent documentary ‘Painted Life’, aired on the BBC last weekend. I found the programme fascinating and enjoyed learning more about his life and work. I’m not sure I warmed to him as a person, or liked his work any more but my curiosity prompted me to visit the National Portrait to see Lucian Freud Portraits. I’m still not a fan, although I do really love his early work which he produced in his early 20’s, above are two of my favourites from the show.

Happy Valentine’s

February 14, 2012

Robert Indiana