Sunday, 5 October 2008


St Francis on his Rock pillow dreams of Porziuncola and San Damiano

Friday, 4 July 2008

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008





All finished, stayed up till 4am to complete and drove it over to Lancashire Uni for the Norther Potter's show this morning.




before and after...see what a difference 600 buttons can make!!!


All the buttons sewn on to the piece of leather for teh inside front door.




The front door of my boot factory, it will have a leather hinge. I made the door pull from an old bead and bits of another handle and leather.

buttons, buttons, buttons






All ready to start sewing on the victorian boot buttons, 1006 of them in black, brown and white, like the colouring of the outside of the factory but the image will be in the inside.




paper patterns for working out where to place- and how many buttons I needed.

Saturday, 14 June 2008


1. Baptism




2. Wedding at Cana





3. the Good News
4. transfiguration

5. the initiation of the eucharist

Friday, 6 June 2008





here is Halliaday's boot factory, I like it now its finished, was looking a bit dodgy at bisque.

Friday, 23 May 2008


The Big Red Bus. I want to keep it black and white...but should the bus be red?


shadow drawing of lavender from our garden


Here are the 'rose leaf tights' finished at last, only took a year to complete!!!

small factory in wortley

tiny boot factory


Funny Bunny




The front and the back of the boot factory, fresh out of the kiln. Not sure about the brass handle, might get a ceramic one.

Baby Anthony in God's loving hand

Wednesday, 30 April 2008





p.1 The Big Red Bus

p.2



girl doll and boy doll.





sketch and

half finished bird cage, thinking about putting some porcelain doves ans an acrobat girl inside.

pink paper boot factory

Wednesday, 16 April 2008



the soup kitchen at the Bradford Franciscan Friary. Mountains of plates and rivers of soup.


rock factory



sketch for 'rose leaf tights', sculpture ready for decoration.


here is a wonderful drawing of me by my amazing 6yr old daughter, Naomi.

here are my beautiful birthday buns

Monday, 7 April 2008



p. 3 of the Big Red Bus, the coal mine being nathaniel's idea, like Grumpsy going down the mine in the war.

inside the boot factory

bits and bobs on my noticeboard.

Friday, 4 April 2008






The Big Red Bus is becoming a favourite with my children, thought i'd have a go at illustrating it