Tuesday, 12 April 2016


A couple of weeks ago I headed out to the heart of the Norfolk Broads to visit Wayside Pottery - a great little place of artistic wonder established by Clare Goodman. Clare relocated to Norfolk to pursue a more relaxed and creative lifestyle, and certainly seems to have found a perfect spot to make the dream of her very own artist studio very much a reality.

Clare designs and creates rather unique and original pottery animals, and I really like them. Fired using different techniques, each piece is truly one of a kind, with it's own personality.

Having never photographed pottery, it was a really interesting experience. Capturing the detail and colours of each work was a challenge, and also quite nerve wracking - delicate items always slightly scare me. The day was completed by the real life Basil the dog joining in and bringing his toys to the photo shoot.




Chameleon detail



Super cute polar bears

I love their faces!

Clare is currently exhibiting with the Happy Potters at The Forum, Norwich, as part of the Open Studio Taster 2016. Clare and fellow artists Gwyn Durrand-Grace and Jenna Pritchard will be part of Open Studios from 28th May until the 10th June 2016.

I'll be heading back to Wayside Pottery when the new kiln is in place to spend a bit more time documenting how these curious creatures come to life, and I might even take a photo of Basil the dog for you too...