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Annie's Diary March 2014

Today made it feel as though Spring may be on its way..The sun shone and the crocuses and daffodils came out in full bloom. Dragoling was still sleeping in the conservatory. Perhaps young dragons hibernate longer than other creatures.

. . . still hibernating

It was such a pleasure to walk around the garden with no wind or rain. I was greeted by a newly born calf looking through the fence with a very proud Mum standing by.

Since the storms the garden has felt very empty with no-one around apart from Party Animal who braves everything living in his favourite tree.

As l approached the vegetable patch l started to notice new faces appearing. Horatio Hare was having a sneaky cigarette on the picnic table, Timothy was sunbathing in the green grass and frogs were obviously looking for a pond to start their Spring Ritual.

I love this time of the year when everything is coming to life - particularly after such a difficult time recently. Nature is so resilient.

Party Animal, still in his tree!


Timothy in the sun.

The Tangled Trail will be opening on Easter Saturday and l will be doing a Ceramic Workshop in the morning from 10 - 12 noon.

Lloyd the African Snail will be a guest of honour and Charles Darwin will be opening the Trail at 12.30pm followed by a Sculpture Hunt.

So l am busy working on the sculptures.
I am so looking forward to seeing them in place.

Please see more details below.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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About Annie

You can see a film of me demonstrating some of my methods by clicking the picture link below.

Annie was born in 1956 in the heart of the Kentish countryside. She grew up loving her natural surroundings and always felt a dedication to creating Painting and Sculpture. After completing her A Levels she moved to London and gained a B.A. Honours Degree studying Fine Art and Photography at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design.

She then worked as a Specialist Pottery Painter in London and subsequently moved to Gloucestershire where she worked as an industrial potter, learning the skills of using commercial pottery equipment.

After pursuing a Post Graduate Course at Sussex University she taught Ceramics, Fine Art and Textiles in several schools.

After teaching for 15 years Annie felt the need to give her own work more dedication as well as offering a retreat for a few of the rejected animals living in local sanctuaries.

Annie’s Studio now sits in the heart of the Kentish countryside - an absolute haven of inspiration for her work.

She works mainly by commission and during the past ten years has worked on a variety of projects including large murals, ceramic sculptures, portraits, personalised pottery and highly decorated loo seats.

Annie is dedicated to producing work of a professional standard but is always ready to instigate some humour into a piece of seemingly serious work.

I am holding one day workshops during the Summer on request, so if you are thinking of booking a creative day - painting or ceramic sculpture - please do it soon as l do get fairly booked up.

Workshops can be for up to six people. Workshop time is £35 per hour plus £5 per person for materials and firing.

Minimum of two hours.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email me.

Just a reminder to all artists from the age of 4 years upwards. Don’t forget to send your artwork to to get an opportunity to see your work on a website devoted to young artists everywhere.

Neddy’s Grand Tea

Neddy’s Grand Tea is one of a series of books about Ted, his flock of sheep and Sid, his faithful dog

Ted is one of the Lookers or shepherds born on Romney Marsh. He lives in one of the tiny dwellings called Lookers’ Huts. Ted has one lamb called Pet who lives in the hut with him who never grows up.

Neddy the seagull moved to Romney Marsh and became part of Ted’s ‘friends and family’.

His character and antics continue to gather momentum in Neddy’s Grand Tea when he has the chance to return to his home town of Folkestone . . .

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Annie Begley


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