I have been taking care of my friend’s dog Belle for the past week. She’s a lovely, good-natured dog, full of energy and constantly on the move. As a result, she’s not easy to photograph. This is a rare picture of her posing very nicely for the camera. The secret of getting her to sit … More Focus: Belle
The bracken is just starting to appear on the hillsides around the house, and I captured this spike in the process of unfurling when I was out walking last week. I love the almost-symmetrical crown on top, where the leaves are still curled up, and haven’t quite opened out yet. It looks like an art … More Evanescent: Bracken
I haven’t made any rings for a while, so I really enjoyed working on these silver stacking rings. They are a set of three, made from 2mm silver round wire, and each given a distinctive surface texture with different hammers. They were inspired by the different textures of stones, rocks and plants to be found on the … More Latest Designs: Stacking Rings with Heart
A slight misnomer, at this was the sunset last night, but so beautiful I thought it was worth sharing this morning.
This picture of trees mirrored in the surface of the China Pool at National Trust Wallington is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge prompt for this week. It’s a beautiful spot, and as we were there on a still day, the water was free from ripples, and the reflections were very clear and crisp. It’s nice … More Reflecting
These silver earrings are one of my more abstract designs, inspired by the delicate fronds of the tiny ferns that grow in old walls. Their common name is spleenwort, which makes them sound much less attractive than they really are. The earrings have a lovely natural, organic shape, inspired by the later work of Henri … More Latest Designs: Fern Fronds
Wallington is one of two National Trust properties which are practically on our doorstep. The other is Cragside, which I’m sure I’ll post about at a later date, but today we decided to visit the former. Our first surprise was the weather, which was supposed to be grey and overcast, but which was warm and … More Surprise: A visit to Wallington
Just on the off chance that any of you may be heading to Northumberland over the Easter Holidays, I currently have some of my work for sale in the Coquetdale Arts Centre Gallery in Rothbury. It’s a lovely little gallery, run entirely by volunteers, which this year is showing the work of 130 local artists … More Coquetdale Arts Centre Gallery