Just before Christmas I came across these amazing pieces by Australian ceramicist Gus Mclaren who created pieces with a mid-century folk feel in Australia in the 50s and 60s. I love the shapes, the patterns and the colours. Unfortunately Santa didn't quite get round to leaving one under our tree. But you can pop into the Outre gallery to pick one up. Meanwhile i amused myself with some air drying clay and attemped an animal friend of my own. ..But er.. not quite the same feel as a hollow beautiful Mclaren piece ..so I'll go back to dreaming of the real thing..