Potting around

From Stone Fish Studio and Gallery

“Stone Fish is the working studio of Dianne Heesom-Green and Linda Tsanga. Here we create unique ceramic functional and artistic pieces. Visitors may watch us at work, or book a workshop and get in on the fun. We host team building events, special functions, and Saturday morning workshops. The gallery section displays intriguing and fine works of art by ourselves and invited local artists, some of whom enjoy international acclaim. Visit, browse, relax, enjoy. Oppie Stoep is our small coffee café where you can enjoy a mocca pot of Origin Coffee and watch village life pass by.”

On Saturday four of us had the opportunity to go for a pottery class at the Stone Fish Studio and Gallery in Paternoster.

We worked with a reddish colour clay.

When the firing and glazing are done we will get our bowls.

Thursday’s Special: Pick A Word – January 2023

It is time for another Pick a Word themed challenge. As usual you get five words to choose from:


Polygon shapes in a circular shape


a strange or unusual habit, way of behaving, or feature that someone or something has

Modern day pitates?


the art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other.
a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.

King protea


a region bordering the sea; the coastline

Plankiesbaai is located in the Postberg Flower Reserve section of the West Coast National Park. This is a wonderful picnic spot with a great view of the sea.



not covered with cloth or drapery.
(especially of a model or subject in art) naked.
“a distracting portrait of her with her charms undraped”


Thursday’s Special: Pick A Word – December 2022

It is time for another Pick a Word themed challenge. As usual you get five words to choose from:


an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.


One of the most famous statues in Singapore, the statue of Sir Stamford Raffles was installed by the 14th governor of the Straits Settlements Frederick Weld (1823-1891) in 1887 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign. Originally placed at the Padang, which was believed to be the spot where Sir Stamford Raffles first stepped ashore on the island of Singapore, the statue was moved to its present-day location outside Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall.


walk with effort through water or another liquid or viscous substance.

Pink Flamingos

Flamingoes in the Berg River near Velddrift


the visual appearance of a town or urban area; an urban landscape.
“the building’s contribution to the townscape”
a picture of a town.
“sparkling townscapes by the artist’s pupil”



a place on the coast where ships may moor in shelter, especially one protected from rough water by piers,

Cape Town Harbour

jetties, and other artificial structures.


the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.