I went to a really interesting conference at The Lightbox in Woking on the 28th which looked at how art affects health – more specifically, wellbeing. We shared Prof Paul […]
I’m still thinking hard about craft and innovation during my Internship at Nesta, but I helped out at the Big Bang Fair last weekend, which reminded me that all craft […]
I’ve signed up for some great talks on the art of writing at the Association of Art Historians. The next one’s 26 Nov 2012 in their place near Farringdon. There’s […]
I’ve been reading about obliquity – how “our goals are best achieved when we approach them indirectly”. The author, John Kay, is an economist, and applies this mostly to science […]
I was talking about this year’s fabulous road cycling successes (well done Mark Cavendish & Bradley Wiggins & David Millar) with my friend and fellow-maker Barry Stedman. GB cycling’s mantra […]
I was talking to Claudia Clare recently about the community for ceramics in London – would we like to have the opportunity to meet and talk? I was once part […]
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 […]
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.