Whenever I’m out walking and see beautiful forms in the landscape I always want to recreate them in clay. Bull thistles look particularly amazing this time of year creating striking silhouettes in the sky. I keep thinking whether my new pottery should be sculptures or pots – perhaps I can do both! In the meantime, I enjoy painting a collection of thistles that I gathered, snuggled up with the warmth of the fire and a hot cup of tummuric chai. I must make sure I dip the paint brush in the right cup!