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Fishink at YSP

December 12, 2016

I wanted to start today by sharing my latest commission with you. I had a similar illustration (but with foxes on) at the Sale Arts Trail Bazaar last weekend, and someone requested a version with cats and so the rest (as they say) is history.  If anyone else would like an individual commission, just let me know. craig @  and I’ll see what I can do, thank you.


I can’t resist a trip to the beautiful Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Everything about it appeals to an artists eye, soul and heart. Plenty from St Judes artists to keep me smiling too lol. Lovely new ceramics from Angie Lewin and bags from Emily Sutton.


Stolen grassy glimpses of nature from ceramist Karen Howarth.


Excited ceramic birds on the work of Anna Lambert.


I’ve never made it to Y.S.P with Boo (my dog) before, so it was as much a treat for me as it was for her. Although I’m still not sure all the driving went down so well with her ! Does anyone else have a dog that seems to completely hate being in the car ? Ah well, she made up for the journey by her excitement at seeing the grounds. I’ve never visited the YSP Chapel before either.


Boo got quite a few admiring comments, as did the coat I had made for her recently.


The grounds looked amazing on this frosty, yet sunny day. Wonderful colours.


Boo.. a natural poseur!


I’m pretty certain that Henry Moore would have loved to see his work in this setting.


Even Boo appreciated it.


Don’t forget (as mentioned in my last blogpost) the indoor exhibition here by Angela Harding in on until Late February next year.


I couldn’t resist making a few new purchases of my own. A lovely new calendar and mug from

Angie Lewin

and a ceramic tile from

Mark Hearld

Both available from the YSP shop. Early Christmas presents for me, and just what I wanted too! lol









6 Comments leave one →
  1. alibrookes permalink
    December 13, 2016 1:15 pm

    It looks a lovely place and Boo’s coat is great! Next time we visit family in Leeds, I think we will stop at the sculpture park and have a look around. Great minds must think alike as I have bought this calendar, too! Lol!

    • December 13, 2016 4:40 pm

      Lol great minds obviously do! Yes well worth a stop off and the Barbara Hepworth one nearby too

  2. PatriciaG permalink
    December 13, 2016 8:30 pm

    Fabulous photos!!

  3. December 16, 2016 7:28 pm

    Boo makes a superb model. I like the ceramics with the gentle, wispy stems and branches. The sculpture park is beautiful and serene. I’m familiar with Henry Moore having admired his work here in the states at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St.Louis, MO. I like the soft and rounded shapes, I find them very calming. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season, Craig!

    • December 16, 2016 10:31 pm

      Thank you Joy for your thoughts, support and smile making observations throughout the last year. As usual I agree wholeheartedly with your words, and wish you a fab festive break too. See you for a renewed start in 2017!

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