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The C Word

It may only be September, but now with the start of the new academic year, thoughts are starting to turn to Christmas. There are mince pies in the local shop and Christmas cards are starting to creep into view. In … Continue reading

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More slipware pottery photos!

More images from my recent pottery photoshoot with the talented Charlotte Murphy. Make sure you take a look at her website www.charlottemurphyathome.com to see her recent work.

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Snowy slip trailing

Since last summer, my sketchbook has been filling up with scribbles and drawings of cow parsley. There’s something about their umbles which I find lend themselves really well to surface decoration. Transferring this design by slip trailing, the movement of … Continue reading

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What annoys me

Just look at this miserable excuse for a teapot. I get really cross when I see cheap, mass produced pottery.  How can any potter compete with such a low price for such a generic mediocre piece of tat? I’m upset … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me

Happy birthday to me, a photo by oakislandtreasure on Flickr. I know, I know, the wheel needs cleaning, but not before throwing some birthday pots and messing it up for the first time as a 33 year old! Check out … Continue reading

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The wheel and the web

Before pottery took over my life, I worked for ten years as a web designer and web editor in London. My career saw me working on websites for the British Library, Cancer Research UK, University College London and Girl Guiding UK. … Continue reading

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Seeds of change

As I continue to explore the themes of naturally occurring patterns and incorporate them into my pottery, I am finding that I am increasingly dependent on the seasons. No sooner do I find a wonderful hedgerow plant to ground my … Continue reading

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Oatmeal pottery

Here’s a sneak preview of some of my latest pots. This oatmeal glaze is paired with a flecked stoneware body I’ve been working with. The glaze has a matt finish, and will work very well for functional pieces. I plan … Continue reading

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