When is the right time to be creative?
Is it when you’re in the mood?Read More
I have worked across a range of sizes, from larger than life, half scale and miniature and each of these require different considerations, time frames, approaches and tools. What I find most interesting is how our main tool, the body, reacts in such different ways when approaching a particular scale…Read More
This year, I'm holding nothing back in a series and exhibition called 'Balancing Act,' a behind the scenes insight into balancing commitments and creativity.
This is how I balanced March and the Knock-on Effect.Read More
Action, moving towards something deliberately is something I make an active decision about when growing my artwork and business, but it wasn't always like that.
The first two years I reacted….
Nearly every class I teach I hear someone say they feel ‘Not good enough.’
But the reality is that the terrain or distance of 'getting better' doesn't change. 'Not good enough' merely makes the journey feel more difficult - but mountains are there to be climbed, right?!
I've put together 5 ways we make Art more difficult than we need to, and in each and every point I'm raising my hand up and saying 'Yup, I do that!' Do you?
This year, I'm holding nothing back in a series and exhibition called 'Balancing Act,' a behind the scenes insight into balancing commitments and creativity. This is what’s happened in February:
I’ve been well aware that I’d be facing my own resistance this quarter as I took off so much time for the wedding in November and December. But knowing it’s coming and facing it are two different things…Read More
A whisper doesn’t beat around the bush and waste time on small talk, It conveys an important message with intention.
Mini portraits are like a whisper. They may be small in size and appear unassuming or quiet but the impact they have is huge…Read More
Each Month I’ll share two posts – the first being a monthly insight into the studio showing a round up of how I balanced the previous month’s workload, life and business with the pursuit of something that’s on the heart, which for me is a solo show.
The second post (on the third Monday of the month) will be a thought, concept or strategy to help you make more time for your he[art].Read More
We’re back again this year with our most exclusive ceramic course of the year - a weekend retreat at 5* Ashbrooke House set within the idyllic countryside of Co. Fermangh.
This is a special place where clay has never felt so luxurious…Read More
This year I'm holding nothing back in a series called 'Balancing Act,' a behind the scenes insight into balancing commitments and creativity. Because the way I see it, we’ve too many ‘have to’s and not enough ‘must do’s’
But this will be the first time I’ve lifted the veil as fully as this.Read More
Preparations are well underway for one of my most exciting and exclusive courses of the year - Sculptural Ceramics at Ashbrooke House, Fermanagh on 8-10 March alongside ceramicist Helen Moore.
Here's 8 reasons why it's going to be the best.
This exclusive weekend course offers a rare opportunity to stay in the picturesque and historic Ashbrooke House and work with two Royal College of Art Ceramicists.
Myself and Helen Moore have been specifically chosen for our complimentary skills in both the form and finish of ceramics to offer expert guidance in approaching ceramics as a complete beginner or seasoned maker.Read More
My beautiful late uncle, Derek was like a second father. He taught me many lessons and I conquer up this one each time I get frustrated with an artwork that ‘fails.’
I hope it will help you too.Read More
You set off with great intentions but commitments stack up and the paints or tools stay in their box and we work toward something else that needs our attention. We work for the boss, the house, family and others, forgetting to give those precious moments to ourselves and the heart slowly gets pushed further into the sidelines.
One method to bring the hearty tasks back to the centre is to find an accountability partner…Read More
2018 has been kind and gifted me with a lot personally and professionally. It’s also delivered some lessons.
Can you resonate with any of these 5 things I’ve learned from another year of making a full time living creatively?Read More
I'm slowly coming back down to earth after an amazing couple of weeks - getting married, mini-mooning in New York and finishing off teaching and portraits for Christmas.
I also created some ceramic favours for my guests and I have a few left over as a yearly free gift for you...Read More