Category Archives: Funaday Dundee

I’ve decided to have a go at #Funaday Dundee. Most of my stuff is ceramic and takes an age to make. My latest piece is quite complex and may not be finished in time.
So I’ve decided to use a 2 pronged approach; I’m recorded the progress of the sculpture as it grows, is fired and glazed. If it’s finished in time, (and I like it) then I’ll bring it along with its accompanying pix.

In case it doesn’t cut the mustard, I’m going to try to write a bit every day about one of my photos. I’ll try to post some on here.

Soft Words Butter No Parsnips.

They say soft words butter no parsnips. Nevertheless this gem from Kenny Be, whose work I have raved about before – check him out here   is ‘tender and true”. But back to my own stuff and the never ending tortures. It’s the … Continue reading

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Zebra Crossing

 “ How far beyond zebra you go….” *   I still don’t know how far I can or will go with the Vegetable Tortures. Every time I think I’m finished with them something tickles my fancy. (Oooh Matron!) and I start … Continue reading

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Crambe Repetita (repetita): the return of the cabbage AND the flamingos.

  A couple of years ago I quoted the Roman satirist Juvenal’s aphorism: occidit miseros crambe repetita magistros – literally cabbage repeated is the death of the wretched masters. Looks like I’m guilty myself. This is a piece that I made when I was … Continue reading

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We Come in Peas.

In another lifetime I used to work on the Kidz Field at Glastonbury festival. One of the many joys of the job was the magnificent quality and variety of the ambient performance artists. I particularly remember a pair of extremely … Continue reading

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The Man from Monsanto: he say no!

  I don’t much like eating pineapples – they make my mouth hurt, but I do admire their stylish form. In a previous post I briefly mentioned Wedgwood pineapple and cauliflower ware and how  much I have been influenced by … Continue reading

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The Vegetable Tortures: Myxomatosis. (Trigger warning: contains distressing image)

Cauliflowers have proved a very fruitful design source for ceramics; the delicious texture of their creamy, curdy centre that contrasts so well with the emerald leaves has been an absolute gift to anyone who works with white earthenware and copper … Continue reading

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A Melon for Ecstacy.

A woman for duty, A boy for pleasure, But a melon for ecstasy. – Old Turkish proverb For some months I’ve been playing about with the idea of the Vegetable Tortures. I would like to be able to say that … Continue reading

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