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June 29, 2015

So here we go, SHED  MONDAY.  Amazing.  And the sun came out to celebrate.  I am already working on the second conceptual piece... the first got binned.... it looked too much like a donut... I might post something later in the week if this one works out.  I should be s...

June 25, 2015

So here we go - two experimental pieces.   The left hand and right hand pots are identical in their construction and finish, except they had a different protective slurry put on the outside for the actual smoke firing.  You can see how the left hand vessel has much mor...

June 23, 2015

 After 23 years of desk work, through the days and sometimes the nights, this is my last week as an office worker.  Next week I will be a full time potter.   It seems strange that such a big change can take place like that.  What no marching bands?   Can I just step ou...

June 19, 2015


This is a rehash of my second pot ever.   I gave my sister the original and then forgot about it, until I went to visit the other week.   Anyway, the original is not great.  It looks like something an infant did for her parents in art class (which is about right).  It...

June 17, 2015

So here we go:  Pot number #7.  For the time being, they are individually numbered.  I am making them in pairs and they get smoke fired side by side with only one element changed.  The idea is to be able to see what difference that single element makes to the smoke eff...

June 16, 2015

Last year Julian's big sister, Mandy died and we were all crushed for a while.    Life goes on and we are functioning again but we privately still observe the gaping hole that remains.  Mandy was a little person in stature, but she took up a lot of room in life.   She...

June 9, 2015

The post about the Deben got me thinking about rivers and their relevance to us.  Take the Thames for instance.  How many people cross or pass by the Thames every day without giving it a moment's thought?   I know some people pause to admire the view, but few people th...

June 8, 2015

Technically speaking, Temptress (the boat) is Temptress of Deben, so the Deben (in Suffolk) is her spiritual home.   Its hard to appreciate this incredible river from the land.  For a start, getting into it requires some planning.   The entrance to the Deben is guarded...

June 5, 2015

Yesterday Una and I bunked off, for a good cause: Una had a free pass to the preview of the Royal Academy of Art's Summer Exhibition.   In no particular order, this is why it was amazing.  #1: It was free (free good stuff is always brilliant).   #2:  It was the best ki...

June 2, 2015

Do you have a place where you have never lived, but where you feel that you belong?   My place is the Highlands of Scotland.   Space, solitude, landscapes built as nature intended, mountains, sea, otters, seals, birds of prey, weather, water, palettes of blues, greys,...

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