Organic teapots and enchanting Treepots

Here are some more fascinating teapots, this time with a more organic feel to them.  I think the above ‘Treepot’ is really magical!  It looks like it has come straight from the forest, – but it hasn’t, – it is indeed ceramic! Treepots are made HERE For tree teapots ceramicist Kathy Pallie   takes some beating.  These teapots areContinue reading “Organic teapots and enchanting Treepots”

Echostains – what exactly is it’

 People are always asking me how I came up with such unusual name like ‘Echostains’ for a blog. Echostains began was a project I did at University. That project has now seen many changes, but it is still alive and kicking. I am still exploring communication through art, though now the communication is through theContinue reading “Echostains – what exactly is it’”

Weird and wacky design: In my cups

There are some very unusual cups around.  I especially like this one with coffee beans on.  I don’t know how practical it would be to drink out of, but it looks good to me.  Other strange cups HERE I think this meaty cup is thought provokingly weird!  (do I want my thought provoked like this?)Continue reading “Weird and wacky design: In my cups”

Happy birthday Alice Neel!

The American artist Alice Neel (1900 – 1984) shares her birthday with  the Dripper himself, Jackson Pollock.  I’ve already celebrated his birthday last year HERE.  Neel’  is especially famous for her portraits.  As a woman artist she had her work cut out to become known, but  as well as talent, she did have  a political voiceContinue reading “Happy birthday Alice Neel!”

Assemblage – boxing clever art

As you can see from this pic, I love assemblage.  I bought these old print trays and had absolutely no trouble filling them full of tiny bits of ephemera! The real art of assemblage (as it is an art form) is when the assembled pieces make a statement or ‘speak’ to the viewer by affectingContinue reading “Assemblage – boxing clever art”

My art experiments – Pretend playing in the pretend snow

Time for some more art experiments: I was going through some  pics taken when the snow was about (shhhhhh,  better whisper in case it hears me and comes back …) and I thought I’d have a bit of fun with the images.  These are the pics I took – yes, nothing special to write home about,Continue reading “My art experiments – Pretend playing in the pretend snow”

A room with a view or two – exploring perspectives

I was playing about with some paint the other day and thought I would do a tonal piece with some interesting perspective incorporated.   As I’d recently been watching some old DVD’s of the 70s series The Onedin Line, and was inspired by the idea of a ship’s cabin undergoing a storm on the high seas –Continue reading “A room with a view or two – exploring perspectives”

‘Weird and Wacky Design: Slippers to er, slip into?’

Slippers have come a long way since I was a girl.  But looking at some of these, I have to come to the conclusion that maybe they’ve gone far enough.  And more to the point – would you actually wear these rat slippers?  Surely, they’ve got to be taking the mickey?  or do I meanContinue reading “‘Weird and Wacky Design: Slippers to er, slip into?’”