Monday, 29 October 2012

The Dragon Shard

Here's a sneak preview of an information sheet I'm putting together on our latest collaborative piece with Paul Jackson. Watch this space...

Friday, 26 October 2012

Fabulous Felt Hat Making Workshop today

Our Felt Hat Making Workshop today was a fantastic success - again! Bridget O'Connell (Felt by Bridget) is such a wonderful teacher and is so generous sharing her knowledge. The results were just wonderful and everyone seemed to be very happy with the day. Here is a picture of what the group made.

One of the participants, Sally, sent us this wonderful picture of her hat. It's a bit hidden in my photo so it's really good to have a close-up. What an achievement. A fabulous creation. Thanks for the picture Sally.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Been very busy running Glass workshops and exhibiting

We have been really busy this summer running glass workshops, having people to stay in our lovely private Yurt and preparing work for Exhibition.
All good, but it's stopped me from adding to my blog.
Here are some images to show what we've been up to:
The first is my initial Sweet Chestnut Hanging (which has now sold - I miss having it around), the second is our collaborative piece for the Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society 40th Anniversary Exhibition recently in the Forum, and the last is our display at the Show. Just a couple more workshops this year then make, make, make for the various shows we're going to in the run-up to Christmas.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Paper Marbling

Our 2nd Paper Marbling Workshop run by Norwich based Victoria Hall was a great success. A group of 8 lovely people concentrating hard to learn the complex techniques involved but the results were fabulous. Here are some of the photos I took of the papers drying on the terrace in the sun, some panels made by Brian and some of the dried papers waiting to be pressed. Victoria ran the class brilliantly and all the participants were very complimentary about the quality of our provision. More information about us and what we do at:

Workshops and glass

Well, what a time we've had recently: we have a big commission to produce 160 glass dessert platters for a very smart wedding venue in Hertfordshire. Almost there now after continuous firings in between workshops.
Our first glass workshop was a great success and the students made some beautiful things. We've just completed the 2 day Paper Marbling Workshop and have the second Glass Workshop this Friday. In addition, we've just exhibited at "Craft Village - at St Margaret's Church in St Benedicts Norwich - the next one is on 20th & 21st July". More info at:
Some really wonderful, rarely seen local and Scandinavian craftsmen and women exhibit here and it's run by a really nice lady. Do come along to the next one 20/07/2012 - 21/07/2012
We have one of our new Teasels Wall Plaques on display in Ethika in Norwich too: see
On top of all that we've been working with the lovely Kathy Webb on her Palm & Sole range of products that we designed the identity, packaging and website for. Fab natural products made here in Norwich - check it out:

Must go - tons still to do...

Kate's lovely work from the first Kiln Fused Glass Workshop of 2012

Some of the papers made on the 2 day Marbled Papers Workshop last Thursday & Friday

Friday, 2 March 2012

Yoga weekends at Burlingham Hall this summer

OK, well I didn't get the residency which I was most disappointed about - all 4 places went to overseas applicants - good for the tourist industry I guess and having looked at the work they submitted I can't be too upset. I'm sure they'll all produce some lovely work.
But I am using my positive energy to come up with more ideas for this year. I've already had to add another one day Kiln Fused Glass workshop as the first is full. The really exciting development this year is the introduction of two Yoga Weekends - full of fun and activities and you can camp in our grounds too. Our yoga teacher is the fabulously bendy Carol - take a look on the website ( all the information is there.
Now I must go and experiment with glass...