Emma Connolly

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Artist | Paint | Ceramics.
Dunking brushes in tea- sometimes gin.
Ceramics inspired by the seasons.
My art & things that inspire me.

http://www.emmalouiseconnolly.co.uk/

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Ceramic sample sale now in my store.
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What a day, I’ve been sorting out my workshop which was long overdue, there were some pretty mahoosive spiders in there I can tell you but it’s starting to look loads better.
I’m getting rid of so much stuff and it feels rather cleansing.
So I have a sample sale over on my store. It’s all little ceramic pieces that I’ve been trying out for future collections so there are bargains to be had (and just in time for Mothers Day too) the link is in my bio.
Have a lovely evening dear friends, I’m off to flop on the sofa for the night x
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Little road trip to Oxford today then on to Frome to pick up my potters wheel 🤗 will be posting in my stories all the pretty buildings along the way.
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My latest oil paintings are nearly done 😌 and I shall be back to my pottery for a bit. 
I’ve got some vases I made going off this week for a pop-up shop/exhibition with @herberthedleyuk If you get time later please pop over to their page, it’s full of wonderful artists and is run by lovely people
Enjoy your Sunday x
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#marchmeetthemaker day 13 Photography.
So this is me balancing on a chair (I sometimes stand on the table). I use a dslr and a micro 4/3 to shoot with as they give me the best colour match for my paintings & ceramics, for work in progress shots I just use my phone. What do you use to take your pics?
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Day 12 of #marchmeetthemaker and it’s hands working. Mine have been working super hard at the moment and are constantly covered in paint and clay (so is my face but that’s another story). .
I’ll be adding new work to my store soon and my vases are also going off to a pop-up gallery/shop, will give you more info soon!
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So how’s your week going? How many times have you got caught in a downpour 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️
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Colour palette changing to match the weather 💨 Laying down some base layers.
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Morning dear friends, so this is me 🙋🏻‍♀️ carrying a tray of my vases. Today’s prompt on #marchmeetthemaker is you. Which is quite nice timing as I get to introduce myself properly, which in the flurry of setting up my little ceramics bizz this year I don’t think I’ve actually done yet. So I’m the lady behind all the clay and flowers, working hard in a constant state of chaos, but getting there (I hope). Thank you for popping over to my page/store and thanks for following me and your kind words of encouragement.
Have a beautiful Sunday ✨
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Spring range 🌿 very excited to of set up my little shelves today at local shop @absolutelyshabbylass It’s in Ampthill & is owned by the very talented Maria who works wonders with a paint brush and beautiful old furniture, plus she supports local artists.
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My range at the moment is full of cow parsley, blossom and dancing hares. I love working with the seasons and getting inspiration from the countryside. What inspires you in your designs?
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Hello dear friends, so it’s day 6 of #marchmeetthemaker I got my days mixed up yesterday 🙈 anyhoo. 
So today is part time/full time. I’ve been a full time business owner for 20 years but I have many strings on my bow so I guess each little bizz I have I’m part time at, part time painter, part time ceramics and part time seasonal florist, but all of my businesses compliment each other being inspired by the seasons. Being a full time artist means never switching off, when I’m not physically creating something I’m on social media, taking photos, updating my shop, answering emails, the list is endless, would I have it any other way? Absolutely not!
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At first it’s hard to leave a paid job but the longer you keep at it the easier it becomes, plus that survival instinct kicks in and really pushes you.
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Switching pictures up today and sharing some oil paintings for a change.
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Have a fabulous day x
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Last few bud vases in my store #chasinghares .
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It’s all in the details. Day 5 #marchmeetthemaker @joannehawker My creative details are either pressed into the clay whilst it is still soft (pic shown), or carved later just before bisque firing.
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So two very exciting things happened this week. Yesterday I was interviewed by my pottery podcast idol, more on that next month.
And second, by the end of the week I will have my own display shelves for my work in my local makers boutique. It’s a fabulous idea to get a whole bunch of artists in one place. I shall reveal the whereabouts when I’m all set up and ready to go.
Enjoy your Tuesday x
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Focusing on tools and materials today and I couldn’t decide which pic to use so I’ve added three, swipe across to see them. I’m a very basic potter so my main tools are my hands and the clay. The whole process is a very slow and considered one. I also use a special potters needle for carving designs and I like to use seed heads from the garden too.
P.s thank you for all your love on my last photo 😘 .
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