Sarah McLeary

Ceramics and Architecture

Custom Mugs for you

I am taking commissions for mugs! The form below is intended to help you pick a design that you would like. Orders take 6-8 weeks, and each mug costs £15 … Continue reading

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Mugs and hugs

New mugs straight outta tha kiln innit. These are more like big bowls, very satisfying to drink out of, I can tell thee. The top one is ‘taken’, this one … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Seminary – Hinterland

In 2014 we went on a trip to see St Peter’s Seminary, the concrete ruin in Cardross. It’s ‘out of bounds’, but well known that you can walk around at … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

a big idea

My walk to work takes me past a big legal graffiti wall in Edinburgh, in the Old Town. I always enjoy seeing the new work up there, some of it … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mo Mugs

We went to the National Museum of Scotland at the weekend, to see the Lego exhibition and have a look aboot. We found this case of printing plates from Chambers’ encyclopedias. … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

more from CoCA

Mmmm more texture and decoration from the Centre of Ceramic Art in York. I Love this, the composition and the freshness Mark Hearld – the layering of decoration is lovely, … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

slip n slide

I’m trying a new technique with slip, layering thin slips and scoring through to create (hopefully) a depth of surface that I’ve not attempted before.   

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Onwards and Upwards

          Before Christmas, our building St Margaret’s House held a sale of residents’ work in the Gallery. It was a huge success! Foolishly, I had put … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

tools of the trade

We had a visit from a talented craftsman and all round top raconteur; Arthur. Our pottery group met in the studio to hear Arthur talk about his time apprenticing and … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

loch tay

Our friend Paul Tebble invited Alison and I to Loch Tay – The Big Shed – for a reprise of ‘A Painter, Potter and a Poet’ exhibition. This was an opportunity … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Centre of Ceramic Art

Last week I was in York and visited the newly refurbished Art Gallery, which is also host to the brand new Centre of Ceramic Arts. It is large! You can … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment