February Landscape: in like a lion…

According to the proverb, it is March that is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, but this year it could apply equally well to February. The first of February brought the first serious snow of the winter, yet by the end of the month, we we having a … Continue reading February Landscape: in like a lion…

Introducing SeaSong

I feel as if there should be a drum roll here. For the past few months, I’ve been working on a brand new collection of designs, and I’ve finally reached the point where I’m ready to share the first few pieces. The collection is called SeaSong, and it combines my beach-combing finds with hand made … Continue reading Introducing SeaSong

Liquid

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is ‘liquid’, which is timely for me, as we’ve just got back from a holiday in St Monans, on the East Neuk of Fife, Sctoland. It’s essentially a coastal area, and the landscapes are dominated by the sea. We were blessed with wonderfully warm and sunny weather, so … Continue reading Liquid

Focus: Belle

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 … Continue reading Focus: Belle

Latest Designs: Sea Pottery

We are now living much closer to the coast than we used to in France, which is a wonderful thing as far as I'm concerned. I'm very drawn to the sea, and Northumberland has a particularly stunning stretch of coastline. I also love beach combing, pottering along the beach and finding hidden treasures amongst the … Continue reading Latest Designs: Sea Pottery

weekly photo challenge: out of season

There is something very particular about small British seaside resorts out of season. All those closed souvenir shops and cafés, boarded-up beach huts,  deserted beaches and empty promenades conspire to give them an air of melancholy, of abandonment. They were built for sunny days and holiday crowds, for paddling children and inflatable beach balls and ice creams on the … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: out of season

monday verse: shells

From that gigantic bed of the sea Where darkness on time Begets pearl, monster and anemone Only shells come To chatter of emptiness, or lie Lovely as dumb. from Shells by Ted Hughes Another photo from our recent trip to the UK this week. We were staying on the coast, so of course a walk … Continue reading monday verse: shells