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May 28, 2015

When we were kayaking back on Monday, we had a close encounter with a grey seal.  They are a bit like friendly dogs, so we love coming across them in the kayak.   First, you see the slate grey blob in the water that may or may not be floating rubbish or a mooring buoy....

May 26, 2015

On Monday we dusted off the kayak (my wedding present from Jules).  The vague plan was to head up the River Stour to eat a sausage roll at Harkstead Cliffs.   Its about four miles up the river on the North bank.  When we got there it was a bit cold and blowy, so we dec...

May 22, 2015

It was Cambridge Folk Festival 2012.  I didn't know much about Folk music, so I messed around online beforehand to check out who was performing.   One of the bands on the list was Lau in the main tent on a quiet Saturday lunchtime spot.   These three unassuming guys sa...

May 21, 2015

The first sail of the year is always a bit nerve wracking.  Jules and I have over 50 thousand nautical miles of combined sailing experience.  The thing is, that experience mainly tells you that there is nothing like a bit of complacency to bit you in the backside.   Ob...

May 20, 2015

 The most popular piece by far over the recent Open House event was this one.  Its ironic because it was one of my least favourite pieces and I priced it accordingly.  To my amazement, they proceeded to sell like hot cakes!   We even moved the place where the vessel sa...

May 12, 2015

 

 Back in 2004, I started a sailing race on Team Save the Children (hello reprobates).  Among the crew was Tom (he of the famous "its not a bird, its a flying pig" albatross quote).   Tom was loud and eccentric and complex - all in a good way.  Other people often under...

May 11, 2015

 

The whole lead up to the Dulwich Open Houses felt like a stretch.  With no clear guides and little experience of these events, I definitely felt the pressure. In the end, it was a terrific weekend.   Firstly, the work laid out on the shelves looked incredible (as if i...

May 7, 2015

 

In September 1989 I was in the second year of university in Birmingham (England).  My parents and little sister were still living in Spain.  It was the Autumn term and my Dad called to tell me that my mum was pregnant.  WTF.   I remember saying that I was supposed to...

May 6, 2015

 Here we have a "draft" pot.  Its the potting equivalent of a sketch.   I am trying to work out how a vessel's form best interacts with carved lines to simulate a kind of "flow".  The aim is to make the pots "move" when they are static, or appear organic or alive when...

May 4, 2015

Every year when the boat goes back in the water, Jules and I go through a list of checks.  We are probably one of the few boats in the Marina that do such an extensive check, but then Temptress is a powerful beast and you wouldn't want anything going "pop" at the wrong...

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