About

Claudia McGill does all kinds of things. Besides writing poetry she is a painter, a clay artist specializing in hand built works, and a housewife. She enjoys reading, running, and doing crossword puzzles. She doesn’t like talking on the phone and she has no patience with whining.

Claudia McGill says: Here’s what I wrote in my first post, and I thought I’d copy it here, because it tells why I wanted to have this blog.

I’ve been writing poetry for decades. A little here, a little there. Some years nothing at all and some years quite a lot. Over time, the poems have piled up. Accumulated. Pages and pages. More words come along all the time.

I decided to let them out into the world. No reason as to why now and not earlier, but it just seems like a good time.

So here they are for you to read and, I hope, enjoy.

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    • What a very nice thing to say! I appreciate your kindness. I was not sure if I would enjoy doing blogs but I find it rewarding in ways I did not imagine. One thing I did not anticipate was the supportive nature of the community. Thank you again.

  1. Hi Claudia, thanks for looking in on Pete’s Pots. Seems we share an interest in poetry/pottery – I sometimes carve or impress short poems onto slabs, and by conicidence at today’s market I met the sister of the woman who bought my first such slab exactly a year ago.

    • It was my pleasure. I like your work. I’ve used letter stamps to put short poems or sayings on tiles, mostly – I like the idea of the words in the clay, sort of reminds me of ancient tablets or something! And I know from selling my own work how nice it is to re-encounter someone who bought your work in the past or has a connection to it. That was nice to think about.

    • Thank you, I appreciate your faith in my work. But I have decided not to accept any awards – as nice as they are I can’t give the follow-up my best effort, just don’t have the time. Especially now, since I am recovering from hand surgery! But thank you for thinking of me.

  2. Claudia:

    I got the Zine!!!!!!! I went to the studio to prepare for my daughters’ class coming through and picked it up from the studio mailbox. Thank you so much. I have not been able to read it all the way through. But I will today; the writing is wonderful. It is kind of camp in a way. And I love the watercolor cover. So generous of you to send!

  3. Hi Claudia, how are you? I have a pottery kiln and do not know how to use it. I did pottery many years ago, but of course, did not fire anything myself. One day if you visit Brisbane – come have a cuppa here and we can have fire and work out how to use the kiln and make art. 🙂

    • Hi, I would love to stop in and say hello to you! And an art day sounds so enticing…If only the trip were a little shorter…I don’t know how much help I could be with your kiln – My kiln is computerized and I just push buttons and it does the rest. It is smarter than I am and has never let me down.

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