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Sharing advent.

A post from Chris. Advent begins on Sunday. I love to allow seasons like this to shape some contemplation, and so intend to put together a daily reflection thing via my blog. Does anyone want to contribute? Advent is about anticipating something better. Hoping for light that is still to come, even in present darkness. […]

It’s properly out there!

After the apocalypse is now out on all those unmentionable global websites that used to sell books and now sell everything. It is also available on our website here, so forget what I just said. After all the hard work by lots of people to get the book into some kind of shape – the editing, […]

I have a wonderfully spacious table, made by Chris. He used the framework from a friend’s greenhouse, when they moved away and attached a piece of marine ply to it, knowing it would last well with the clay and water. He even attached castors to the legs, so that it could be positioned in the […]

Poetry is spiritual

We are planning an evening of poetry on Thursday evening (6th October 2022)  – we would like to invite you to join us for a (free) evening reading of original poetry to mark National Poetry Day. It would not be the same without you! Grab yourself a glass of wine or your favourite tea, then […]

New book!

Words from Chris: It has been a long time coming. Five years in fact. It started out when Si Smith (more of him later) asked me to do a kind of poet-in-residence thing at an art exhibition he was curating entitled ‘World upside down’ back in 2017. This exhibition was inspired (if that is the […]

And breathe..

It’s a regular theme in our work. To be, to dwell, to rest.. Over the last 48 hours, I have driven from Glasgow (from a makers market) to Nairn (to see a friend and to make a pottery delivery) then back to home. But I have used that time to rest, to dwell, to think.. […]

PLaying with clay

After a few months of making for shops, commissions and fairs, I decided to have a week of playing with clay – here’s one of the sculptures I created. It’s a reflection on a poem by Chris about how we sometimes need to be low down, near the curve of the earth, seeing the world […]

Gratitude

Gratitude really matters. Today, I am grateful for.. the crowdfunders who supported us to build this wee shed for display selling our old house which funded our pottery studio (the green one) the sea view beyond the trees the poetry that Chris writes that enables all of this the people who support us on a […]

Imposter Syndrome

It can be so real. The imposter syndrome. It’s more than false humility. When we got into Art in Clay, our first fair in the south of England  and a large and well attended one that I have followed on social media for some time. The acceptance email came through and after thirty seconds of […]

Beckoning

This is one of my favourite pieces for a while, designed and made by me (Michaela) using Chris’s words and glazed by Chris. The line of poetry just makes me think about sitting on the shore in Argyll looking across to the islands. It’s lovely when it all comes together and reflects what was in […]