January is always a good time to set new challenges for the year and start making new work. I love this time of year. My main challenge is to develop all things on-line and to learn new skills along the way, while Sue wants to spend more time in her workshop playing with clay, and in her garden growing all things organic to eat.
Now that the tax returns are safely filed with HMRC, I have begun, and this is my first post of my blog. Meanwhile, Sue has been beavering away since Christmas making a small range of heart boxes for Valentine's Day. Now hearts are not usually in Sue's vocabulary, but last year a number of galleries asked if Sue had any designs for the romantic among us, and so with a bit of arm twisting, here we are! I think this ring box is particularly sweet and there are tealights and budvases to complete the set. You can find them at Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge, Pyramid Gallery in York and Leeds Craft and Design Gallery.
It looks like it's going to be a cold wintry weekend, perfect for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, sowing some tomato and cucumber seeds, settling down in front of the fire watching the box set of The Killing and maybe a bit of tweaking on the computer.... I love my life as a ceramics moll!