Category Archives: Barnacles

Kiln Club April wood firing

I popped down to Farnham today to pick up my pots from the weekend’s wood firing. The Kiln Club arranges firings every couple of months at the University of the Creative Arts. It’s a fabulous way to experience wood firings, … Continue reading

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More barnacles

In my quest to develop a barnacle-inspired piece, here’s a my latest bottle. Rather than the slightly surreal approach with the decorative craters I began with, I tried to accurately replicate the barnacle surface. I’ve got a wide enough collection … Continue reading

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Wonky bottles

Learning pottery has been teaching me to focus on the simplicity of life by returning to a most basic of skills, practising the way pots have been produced for thousands of years. It’s a wonderful contrast to the fast paced … Continue reading

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Barnacle surface decoration

You may have read in some of my earlier posts that I’m working towards a piece which has been inspired by barnacles. At some stage, (hopefully this summer) I would like to place some of my bottles beneath the sea … Continue reading

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Barnacle pottery ideas

I’ve been struggling to keep up with the pottery blogging recently. The odd post has managed to get through but the usual mad panic at work before Christmas, coupled with spending every weekend, either in the pottery or house hunting … Continue reading

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Bottles, barnacles and beaches

While all the paperwork, contracts and boring administrative details are being sorted for my pottery fellowship at Digswell Arts Trust, I thought I’d share with you some of my ideas on what I’m planning to do with my three years … Continue reading

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