I’m firing the last few pieces for my installation at Manchester Crafts and Design Centre, including plates with the fabulous King of Steam poem. They also have phrases from Lucy […]
As I wrote in an earlier post I’m very drawn to “close reading “ of physically present objects after a long working life in the virtual world. I’ve been slowly […]
I spent a long weekend in Devon selling work at the Contemporary Craft Fair and camping in the rain. Actually, quite enjoyable: but it reminded me that I never really […]
I’m making an installation of pots for Manchester Craft and Design Centre. I found this fantastic poem while researching – it’s quoted in Engels’ The Condition of the Working Class […]
I’ve been thinking about why writing on pots works, in preparation for contributing to a talk at the CAA on the 7th June (by the way, come!). One of the […]
I’ve just sent two big installations out into the world. They’ll be on the wall in a new boutique hotel in Dover Street in London that’s currently being refurbished. I’ll […]
One of my favourite parts of Hamlet is a fragment when Hamlet’s at sea. It’s the turning point when he takes his destiny into his own hands. Hamlet’s really helped […]
Today I was helping the curator Tessa Peters set up an exhibition at contemporary applied arts (CAA) in London. The show is Tradition and Innovation: 50 years of Harrow ceramics […]
I’ve just moved into a new workshop, so I swap making pots for making shelves and tables pretty often. I’ve managed to make some new work as well though. The […]
One of the things I’ve learned from art education is learning through doing – so despite misgivings I’m starting to write here in WordPress without fully understanding what’s required.
In my old life as a management consultant we gathered data – analysed it – synthesised a response. But feeling my way forward without really seeing the path ahead works with making pots, so I hope it will also work with sharing my thinking about making.
And so I’ll walk the talk, and share my thinking about sharing as well. Meta meta level or what.
Thanks already to a-n magazine and Kirsty Hall for getting me started.