'Oil' i wanna do is have some fun…...

'Oil' i wanna do is have some fun…...

Shery Crow…….the greatest. End of. Why start with that I hear you cry? Well…..when I paint, make or cook, music is the one thing that stays constant.  And it has to be loud! And, usually, it starts with a Sheryl Crow album!

Porcelain profanities continue…..!!

Porcelain profanities continue…..!!

I have been working recently on trying to develop a range of bowls to further reflect my love of the the coast. Thrown in porcelain (tricky in its own right!) I have been working through various techniques to try and come up with the desired result.

I've hit the national (Veterinary) press!!!!

I've hit the national (Veterinary) press!!!!

So we're hitting the Great Pottery Throw Down semi finals this evening and chandeliers are the on the menu….. Whilst I'm not there in person, I am with them in spirit!  Yesterday  The Veterinary Times published an article on my time in the show which brought back all the fond memories!!! Through the power of clay, I have made it on my own into our vet professional press….

A seafood dish to match…...

A seafood dish to match…...

So by now it is no secret that I am lucky enough to be featured as a contestant on the  2015 series of The Great Pottery Throwdown!  In reflection of episode 1, I am going to share a fool proof recipe for a really impressive fish soup. I can't really call this a 'soupe de poisson' as we aren't serving it with rouille and crouton but in fairness with a bit of tweaking you could easily transform it so.  I have served this as a starter (just as a soup with maybe one small fillet of fish) or as a main dish (bulked up with a few extra fillets of fish and plenty of crusty bread).

A brief glimpse into the world of Ai Wei Wei…...

If I ever have a spare hour to kill in London, I step off at Trafalgar Square, through the doors of the National Gallery and straight to the 18th-20th century paintings.  I never tire of it.  What's more, I feel so grateful to be living in a country where such incredible artwork is available for public viewing, for our total consumption, actively encouraging individual opinion and uninhibited discussion.