Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The past few weeks I have been burning the candle at both ends getting data together for a new website. Finally, I am delighted to announce that it is up and running...links to the blog are on the home page, plus a news section where we will post new events...and of course a catalogue of everything made in our studio and some of the other items we sell in our shop. So please do check it out...and feedback is most welcome!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
One of the narrators in Muriel Barbery's 'Elegance of the Hedgehog' is a wise and insightful teenager who sees through all adult shenanigans. In a recent New Yorker I felt as if I had met this same voice in the person of 14-year old Tavi Gevinson who has been billed as one of the major fashion brights under 16 in the US. Tavi is regularly called on by fashion gurus to opinionate and consult on latest trends. Her blog is quite delightful, creative, quirky with insights that belie her age. So refreshing to discover this whacky creativity in a generation that has seemed for a large part to have accepted mediocrity as a trendy norm.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Visitor unable to see the Chinese artist's 100m porcelain sunflower seeds was told they were creating too much ceramic dust"
Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money.
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'
Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
'Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
Edward Lear (1812 - 1888)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The last few days have involved preparations for and participation in my daughter's wedding which took place this past weekend on a miraculously perfect spring day. The image above is of a commemorative vase which I made for the bridal couple with a fun drawing of them (not very visible in this image) and the text from an Apache marriage blessing . A memorable occasion indeed!
Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth for the other.
Now there is no more loneliness, for each of you will be companion for the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place to begin the days of your life together.
May your days together be good and long upon the earth.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
I am currently working on various things, one of which is what I call 'Cartoon Vessels' which I find rather whimsical and fun to do. These are going to be on show at an end of year exhibition at The Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town, exhibiting with Hennie Meyer...lots of work ahead!