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photos like these remind me of pots made with hands, all those finger pad marks. there is a lot of clay/mud to see at Morston when the tide is out.

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other textures such as these swathes of marram grass give me the feeling that this landscape is almost animal-like.

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we had an inspiring early morning walk last week.

 

paddling and getting mud between the toes

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I love this boat – it’s a cockleshell of rough resin, cast from another boat I expect. belongs to Jonathan who used to harvest mussels down here. the beds have been covered with sand, so are not viable any more, terribly sad.

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this is where the Stiffkey debouches into the tidal lagoon behind Blakeney point, Stiffkey or Morston Freshes.

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more coiling, more focused now

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this one is called To the Headland.

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they are evolving into a series of landscape pieces

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with some minimal scored things on this one. probably I will continue using the chun glaze over the oxide and slip, so the mark-making will be quite veiled.

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knapped flints on Bale church – another form of inspiration –

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and this sky the other evening, all the layers of light.

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a new piece started yesterday. after a long soak in the bath I had a flash of realisation – went up to the shed in the dark in my pjs and did this fluting. the stars were wonderful – the Milky way above …..

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another trip to Morston in between, while clay stiffened up

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Tilda and the bush turning into one strange marsh creature

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I counted 27 mute swans sailing out as the tide withdrew the water

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we enjoyed a coffee at the National Trust cafe. I’m very sad that they don’t sell Ronaldo ice cream any more.

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back to work, but needs a better resolution than this … too clam-shell …

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I am trying to channel the sand dunes and the river at Lunan Bay near Arbroath in Scotland

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the other side

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from above

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now to dry. I’ve started another, but this one is Lunan Water.

 

and I am adding a few more paddling at Morston clips for those of you who feel deprived of this very important resource.