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AMUse

AMUse
Date Joined: January 11, 2014
Last Online: January 25, 2015

Country: United States
My Website
My Art Facebook page
The Chicken Ladies Facebook Page

About Me

I am a internationally exhibited British artist. After completing a degree in Ceramics I now live and work in New England, USA (the irony has not escaped me - old England - New England). I work mainly in clay as a ceramicist with an emphasis on wood, salt and soda pieces firing. I often work with unusual objects to create bricolage jewelry that is both unique and unusual , and I stray into drawing and painting when the urge takes me.

More About Me

This is just a little bit about me in case you were interested.... I need a good cup of coffee in the morning, strong and black, dark, rich, slightly spicy and acidic with a touch of iodine. I live with a Golden Retriever called Buzz who likes to try and lick my egg tempera paintings when I am not looking. I love the smell of wood smoke, Bombay Sapphire with tonic, and Hendricks with a slice of cucumber. I can cook a 3 course medieval gourmet meal for 20 using just a cauldron and a large frying pan. I can also bulls-eye ten rounds with a Glok at 25 feet. I am a total texture junkie and just have to touch stuff. What make my fingers tingle are bits of rusty metal, things that have had a past life, in fact the aesthetic of wabi-sabi pretty much sums it up. Ohh yeah, and I like to hit things with a hammer ....

Favorite Crafts

I am a hoover for arts and crafts techniques. I love learning new stuff. Here are some of the things I love to do .... Ceramics/pottery, Portraiture in acrylic or Egg Tempera, Mixed media collage, on-glaze china painting, natural dying wool and silk, hand spinning on a Spinning wheel/drop spindle, Hand weaving and knotting, jewelry making, cold metal working , dichromic glass fusing, costuming and prop making, growing cactus (or is that cacti ?)

Chickens

I also have chickens. They get up to all sorts. If you want to see the interesting lives of the Chicken Ladies, check out the Facebook page Canton Chicken Works The Ladies regularly post about how many eggs they have laid or if they have found worms to eat ...

stupid stuff I like

Mustaches (without men), interesting paper, things that have had a past life, old maps, Steampunk, Zombies (when they a'rnt trying to eat me), Skulls - human and animal, Botanical drawings, Pretty shiny things, old knives, unusual spoons made from all kinds of materials, shells/sand dollars/seaweed/driftwood - stuff found on the beach, brown paper packages tied up in string ...... these are a few of my favorite things

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Comment: I think I rated my other partner instead of you a couple of days ago. Anyway, the postcard was fun and the story made me smile.
janski48 rated for Little House ATC #5 on Jul 13, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the hand drawn ATC! I love it and the other piece of art you sent. I checked out your website and your ceramic work is beautiful! Thanks so much and hearts to you!
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Comment: Hope your alien encounter wasn't too traumatizing, I guess I can forgive you!
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Comment: Thanks for sending the PC it sure is a word that I do all the time. "SCRAP"
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Comment: I only dance with the dog in the moonlight. Love the story, thank you.
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Comment: Great story I'll avoid moonlight walks!
boriquaz rated for Little House ATC #4 on May 15, 2014
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great atc house. Yah for spring being here ... finally!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I got a good laugh out of it. (:
dacotahsgirl rated for Peaceful Postcard Swap on May 6, 2014
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Comment: Thank you very much. Loved your postcard. :)
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating!!! Ive been ill and I do apologize!! Love your comment on the swap page!! I agree I hate reaing comments, infact I didnt read any of them, Im just guessing as to what everyone said...Im lucky I guess ? :)
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Comment: Holy Cow have you read the comments? What a list. And who is sending unicorns? Where did they get the unicorns to begin with?
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Comment: Are rating comments the same as swap comments?
JanHardt rated for Ad / Free postcard - ART on May 2, 2014
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Comment: Love the card. Thank you.
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Comment: was a fun swap, huh
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great sarcasm! I love it!
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Comment: LOL hope you enjoyed reading all the comments anyways! It was a bit challenging to find all my partners, like Where is Waldo Swap-Bot version! Now that I am reading them all over again, I am laughing so hard!!! (^^)
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Comment: Reading trough all the comments it's just such a hassle, right?! (such a fun swap, I've been waiting for partners so I can rate you guys accordingly :D)

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Comments

Ky on May 1, 2014:

Come check out the Prayer Flag Swap I think it will be a great one! :-)

Tiam1980 on Mar 31, 2014:

Thank you so very much for angeling my Beginner's ATC Flower theme! I just love the ATC!! What a wonderful way to create the front. The cracks in the treatment really make it look so neat! Thanks again and Happy Spring!!

lish on Mar 20, 2014:

starhiker on Feb 15, 2014:

Your rating for Dear John is a riot! Love it thanks so much ; )

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