The Parakeets can handle things

So Ros is on holiday and I’ve been sick for FOUR WEEKS. I’ve already moaned to every person I know or don’t know who stands still long enough, so announcing it on the blog really is redundant. Anyway, I’ve got a list of meaningful things to write about in due course – I say meaningful – but while I get back on my feet here are some excellent hand made ceramic parakeets from an exhibition of Claudia Rankin’s work that’s being shown alongside prints by Hugo Guinness at the Wilson Stephens & Jones gallery. It ends this saturday (28 May) and if you’re in Notting Hill, go and give these guys a gentle stroke for me.

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Make sure you check out the monkey candle while you’re at it.

Peckham Lido returns

Grab yer swimmers Uncle Albert – looks like Peckham lido might be brought back from the dead. When I lived in Peckham I was always fascinated by the little blue podium thingy that was hidden under the bushes at the top end of the Rye. Being a relentless nerd detective, I saw that it corresponded […]

Matt Raw Ceramic workshop

I know, you’ve been dying to see my creations from the 3-week ceramics course I did at Matt Raw’s workshop. First some background on our teacher. Matt is from Manchester and studied at the University of Brighton then the RCA. He’s done lots of group shows and a residency at the V&A as well as […]