Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The big bad mouse....

Those of you with young children will no doubt recognise this as being the big bad mouse from the book The Gruffalo.

By Coco, age 3.  xo

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Precious jewels....

My extremely talented friend, Elly (of The Bell Jar), has launched a lovely online store selling one-of-a-kind handmade necklaces.  Just in time for Christmas!  I don't expect these will hang around for long (in the store - they'll hang around necks for ages).  Consider yourselves forewarned....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thank you, public art....

....for teaching Coco and I to Cha-Cha.
(Main Street, Napa, California).

Sunday, April 28, 2013

TBJ Scarf Project....

Regular readers will recall me gushing over The Bell Jar - the surface design studio of some good friends of mine.  It's with extreme excitement that I share with you their Scarf Project.

I know what you're thinking.  W-O-W.  So if it's not enough that they're talented designers, they can also whip up an awesome video too!

Get behind this wonderful Pozible campaign!  Be part of history!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Back in 2010 I was commissioned by some friends to produce a commemorative plate for the birth of their first child, Arlo.  You can take a look here.

2011 saw the arrival of their second child, Joseph, and I was honoured to be asked to make a plate for him.  With his initials being JFK, it was impossible not to reference John F Kennedy.  I replicated the style of Arlo's plate and went with Cadillacs, The White House and an olive wreath, but decided against a gun sight on his photo.  Got to keep it classy!

I loved working on this plate (and the earlier one).  It's not often that I'm commissioned to do pieces (ok, it's never happened before or since) but I really like the process.  It suits me to have a brief to work to (and a deadline to meet!).

Thursday, January 3, 2013

6 months between posts?!....

Well, I couldn't have said it better myself.

Not that I've been idle.  I had a baby, after all.  Coco's little sister, Frankie, arrived just before Christmas and between the 2 of them, creative time is minimal.  Not that I'm complaining.  :)

I did manage to find the time late last year to work on a few things.  One was a commission for Arlo's brother - a matching plate, which I'll show you another time.  While I was getting some printing and firing done, I thought I'd take the opportunity to whip up a few other ideas.  The plate above was inspired by an expletive fueled speech at a fancy wine event. That's all I'll say on the matter - I wouldn't want to go incriminating anyone!