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’m still learning how to write: this week at the Craft Study Centre in Farnham. In that oblique way, the seminar made me look harder at the wonderful Lucy Rie […]
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 […]
Here’s a collaboration: my plates, a visitor’s pink meringues, at Art in Action last week. The plates are from the stack, all are inscribed with lines from Dylan Thomas’s In […]
I’m demonstrating at Art in Action this week, and I’ve been thinking about the Ceramic Tent’s theme of “balance”. For me, the interesting balance is dynamic equilibrium, much more part […]
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.