New website. Ta Dah!!!!

I have a new beautifully designed website with an online shop. During the last few months I’ve been working with Tim Jones of JCC to create a new simplified look. Take a look at and order from me directly.

Quad Planters

Whittle & Wolf Makers Market.

Pop into Whittle & Wolf’s Makers Market to see my work and that of some 30 other artists This lovely vintage interiors emporium is in my local shopping area of Sherwood, Nottingham and they’re open everyday from 1st Sept until 2nd Oct 2021. whittle&

My display at Whittle & Wolf
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Ceramics in Charnwood.

It’s been a busy time of year getting ready for the shows. Here are a few photos of my stand at Ceramics in Charnwood held in Loughborough marketplace. It was the first time I’d done this show which is just for ceramicists or potters! The sun shone and we had lots of visitors including the lady mayoress. It was great being part of this lovely show and talking all things clay with the other potters, we are a nerdy bunch.

Ceramics in Charnwood

Part of my stand at CiC.

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Christmas Craft Events

3Stripe Tripods Stripy Planters will be appearing in these venues before xmas.

Sherwood Craft Fair

17th Nov 10am – 5pm

Ukraninian Centre Mansfield Road, Sherwood, NG5 2DP

Woodthorpe Garden Centre

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Nov  10am – 5pm

Woodthorpe Park, in the green houses! nice and warm

Craft in the City

Sat 2nd 9.30 – 5pm & Sun 3rd Dec 11am – 4pm

Waterstones top floor. 

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New Autumn Workshops

I have been busy sorting out my pottery studio at home after relocating from Curious. It’s now ready for workshops starting in September. Where I will continue to give expert tuition and develop students skills in my well-equipped garden studio with space for four people to work comfortably in a relaxed environment.

The workshops listed below are for people who want to book onto an existing workshop, but I’m also now taking bookings for small groups. If you want a few hours playing with clay with friends or family I can tailor a workshop to your needs. or one to one sessions for personal tuition to improve skills.

Introduction to working in clay.

Sat 22nd September 10am – 1pm

In this workshop we’ll explore mark making and textures to create a finished piece. I’ll give tuition in the basic hand building techniques. You will be able to make a small dish, vase or pot that will be decorated and left ready for firing.

Play with Clay Day

Sat 20th October 10am – 1pm

Another workshop that’s aimed at giving you the basics in clay. Bring your ideas and we will work together to create a small piece during the session.

Ceramics for Christmas.

Sat 3rd November 10am – 1pm

Make some seasonal items or presents with clay. T-lights, tree decorations or small xmas trees are on offer.

All workshops are suitable for beginners and the more experienced. My home studio is in the Sherwood area with good bus links and easy parking.

Cost for a three hour workshop is £45 including materials, firing and refreshments.



To book contact Sandy

07468 513793



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Sherwood Art week 2018 is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. I will be showing my work again at this years Secret Garden Craft Fair 16th June 11am-5pm and in Bella Vista Beauty’s shop window 521 Mansfield Road. The craft fair is a great community event with fabulous art and craft on offer showcasing local artistic talent. There’s also live music and a beer garden in the grounds of the United Reform Church. The art week is run by energetic volunteers who organise and co-ordinate  the activities and put on a fantastic show for the week. A big thank you to all those volunteers who make this event a success.SBC1SBC2SBC3

Photos from a recent Notts Open Studios event May 2018.

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Spring Classes and Workshops

Pottery classes

Tues 16th Jan – 13th Feb 

1pm -3.30pm

6pm – 8.30pm



£100 inclusive of tuition, materials and firing. Refreshments.

Suitable for beginners and for people who have some experience. Please book via Curious or phone 07842 461926

Spring workshops.

Mugs, Jugs, Lips & Handles.

Sat 17th February 10am-4pm

£70 inclusive of materials, firing and refreshments.

A day focussing on hand building techniques for mugs and jugs. You will be introduced to the joy of pulling handles, personalising lips and rims, adding sprigs and details. You will be able to make and decorate 2 mugs and a jug during the day. The work will be fired and glazed for you to collect at a future date. This is suitable for beginners and for people with more experience.

Please book via Curious or phone 07842 461926

Terracotta Planters and plant pots.

Sat 17th March 10am-4pm

£70 inc materials, firings and refreshments.


It’s springtime and everything is poised to grow so what a better time to think about plant pots and planters for the season. The workshop will focus on hand building techniques and you be shown how to add feet, rims and sprigs to personalise you pots. This is suitable for beginners and for people with more experience.

Please book via Curious or phone 07842 461926


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Autumn Classes & Workshops.

Back for another term at Curious with classes and workshops. New for this term I’m running 3 workshops exploring the world of paper clay as well as my popular 5 week pottery classes.


Paper Clay Creations.

Sat 23rd September

10am – 4pm

Come and find out about the world of paper clay. A material made of clay and paper cellulose fibres which transforms the art of ceramic handbuilding. It allows more freedom and expression because the rules of ceramics can be altered. It’s so easy to use that it frees the mind and allows the imagination to take over. The resulting work is much more likely to survive the process of drying out and the hazards of the kiln.


Paper Clay Decorating.

Sat 14th October

10am – 4pm

Working with slips, oxides, glazes or watercolour and acrylic paint we will explore the world of decorating the paper forms we made in the first workshop (or be given a piece of work to work with).


Christmas Decorations with Paper Clay.

Sat 18th November

10am – 4pm

A workshop where we can take time out for a day of relaxed creativity. Making decorations for the xmas tree, baubles candle sticks and porcelain T-Lights. Work will be fired in time for collecting before xmas.


Bring a packed lunch or there are some lovely cafes nearby.  Tea coffee and cake (theres always cake) provided. Tuition, materials, tools and firing included in the cost.

5 Week Pottery Classes

Tuesdays 1pm – 3.30pm & 6pm – 8.30pm

Starting 5th September dates 12th/19th/26th/3rd October

Starting 31st October dates 7th/14th/21st/28th November

A relaxed class for all levels of ability where you can build on existing skills and develop new ones.

Refreshments provided. All reasonable use of materials and firing included.

To book go to

If you want to pay by cheque or Bacs contact Curious 07842 461926 or contact Sandy.


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Spring classes


Afternoon Class

Tues 1pm -3.30pm

Starting 25th April

You may have been inspired by the Throw Down and are a complete beginner or you have some experience of working in  clay and really need to scratch that creative itch then these classes could be for you. Tuition is tailored to your needs.  Classes are held in the light and airy space of Curious Studios, Sneinton Market, Nottingham.

5 week course £92.50

Cost is inclusive of materials and firing. Refreshments are provided.

To book go to –

Evening Class

Starting 25th April

Tues 6pm – 8.30pm

This is a new class and everyone is welcome.

5 weeks £92.50

Cost is inclusive of materials and firing. Refreshments are provided

To book go to –


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Pots for your Garden.


New one day workshop making planters and plant pots. Come and make some funky ware for your favorite plants ready for summer. With expert tuition you will be guided to make a pot that’s unique to you.

Sat 11th March 10am – 4pm   £65

All materials and firing included. Refreshments morning and afternoon provided. Bring a packed lunch or there are plenty of nice places to eat within walking distance.


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Pottery Courses

Two 5 week courses starting 10th Jan 2017.


This course is now fully booked.

Beginners Course


Places are still available. This course will take you through some basic techniques for pottery. We will start with coiling, pinching and slabbing to get you started making you own designs.

All materials, tools and firings are included along with refreshments.

To book go to Curious


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