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.

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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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 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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Raphanidosis: the birth of the vegetable tortures.

Rhaphanidosis is the act of inserting the root of a plant of the raphanogenus (commonly known as a radish) into the anus. It is mentioned by Aristophanes as a punishment for adultery  in classical Athens in the fifth and fourth century BC. … Continue reading

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SylvaC Stories: Bunny Boilers.

Once upon a time, rather more years ago than I care to remember, I found a dear little green pottery bunny in a junk shop on the Isle of Wight. As I have a predilection for green ceramic items I … Continue reading

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La Fontana delle Scimmie.*

*warning blog post contains references to Florence (again)   This is the Museo delle Porcellane di Boboli, an exquisitely faded small palazzo in the gardens of the Pitti Palace. It has a superb collection of porcelain and chinaware and delicious … Continue reading

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