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Three New Sea Glass Designs

I've been busy with custom orders for the past couple of weeks, but I have also found time to finish some more of my melted silver and sea glass pendants. I love making these. I start with a small heap of silver offcuts - bits left over from other jobs. I heat them with my … Continue reading Three New Sea Glass Designs

September Landscapes

It has definitely started to feel like Autumn during the course of September, and whilst we have had some warm, sunny days, this month has also seen the first lighting of the woodburner - a sure sign that it's turned a bit chilly. We've been venturing a bit further afield now that the children are … Continue reading September Landscapes

Beachcombing

We've just returned home from a week in the lovely East Neuk of Fife, which as well as a welcome break and a change of scenery, gave me the opportunity to replenish my stock of sea glass and sea pottery. Some of the beaches up there seem to provide the prefect environment to smooth and … Continue reading Beachcombing

The Tin Shed Summer ArtFest

Alan Taylor, Artist - Renard the Forever Alert Fox The Tin Shed is a new virtual venue for LoveArtNorthEast’s pop up fairs and exhibitions. This group of North East artists and makers usually holds regular art markets in Newcastle, together with a number of seasonal and one-off events. None of this has been possible this … Continue reading The Tin Shed Summer ArtFest

Early Autumn

I recently completed an excellent one day navigation course with North East Guides, and finally got to grips with using a map and compass. This really is an essential skill if you’re venturing into the hills, even if you usually rely on an app on your phone. I got to try out my what I learned … Continue reading Early Autumn

August Landscapes

It’s hard to believe that summer is over. It seems to have gone really quickly this year, maybe because Covid means that we’re still not entirely back to life as normal. “Mixed” is the best word to describe the weather in August. We’ve had sunshine, showers, heavy rain, wind, and some very grey days. There’s … Continue reading August Landscapes