trees, lines and glazing

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Two nice things today.  First, walking Brindley in the woods this morning, the trees were suggesting all sorts of ways to use lines on a surface. and that was on my mind because waiting … Read More

Earth first bowl

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When I was scraping the outside of my first coil pot with an old veneer saw blade to break up the surface before smoothing it I liked the texture so much that I kept … Read More

birch bark vase

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The mixture of matt and shiny white glazes and the way they interact reminded me very much of the birch trunks that I see daily walking the dog in Leigh Woods outside Bristol. Where … Read More

inspiration rocks

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The other day I went in search of a beach that I last visited almost 20 years ago.  It had stayed in my memory because it was covered in perfectly round rocks, like a … Read More

What I fancy making

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A week walking in the Yorkshire Dales and then a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with its new Sean Scully exhibition has left my senses thrilled and my thoughts questioning the ability of art to communicate even the vaguest inkling of past experience.… Read More