Thursday, April 2, 2015


I seem to spend a lot of time going through the newspapers and cutting out images, stories and bits of text that catch my eye. This image and the rest below are the results of my endless cutting and collecting. The text added is from whatever comes to mind at the time.

* Collage image from sketchbook; Newspaper image of helmeted port of London Authority police carrying out an annual test of life jackets, 1935

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Wind

The wind here is non stop, it has a way of getting into your skull and behind your eyes. The house is rattling and the trees are bent double. It's as if the ocean waves are continuously crashing down on my head.

Collage from my sketchbook, * Painting; 'Inmates at the Salpetriere asylum in Paris in 1795,' by Tony Robert-Fleury

Monday, March 30, 2015

Little Figure

I have been attending a ceramics night course these past few weeks. Here is the result, at least so far, as I have one or two more bits to finish. Am quit happy with this little figure, another take off from my feral and kodama series.

 The start of the piece, the basic base were grated clay is built up

Kodam before the first firing and before the glaze firing

Friday, March 20, 2015

Crooked Home (271)

271 people or there about's will have their homes repossessed by the banks in Limerick because they cannot pay their mortgage, around 7000 people will loose their homes in the Republic of Ireland.
The number varies from were you read or listen..
Families will have their world turned upside down.

Crooked House (271)

This piece is a small crude pit fired ceramic sculpture…My response to the housing crisis in Ireland.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ugly Bowls

Because everyone needs an ugly bowl in their home….

Hand built Pit-fired bowls; decorative use only not for food stuff.

Small bowls…………4 euro

Medium bowls…….8 euro

Large bowls…………10 euro