Yearly Archives: 2011


Well here we are almost at the end of another year and what a year it has been. I’m giving you here a whole string of photos of people as this year just seems to have been the year for … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Booth, Alex McErlain, Amanda Simmons, Dan Finnegan, Doug Fitch, Hollis Engley, Phil McMenemy, Ron Philbeck | 7 Comments

January Madness Comes Early

I have been feeling rather less than festive for the last week or two, struggling to get my head around the idea of it being Christmas already and the end of the year and somehow feeling like I have achieved … Continue reading

Posted in dragon jugs, dragon puzzle jugs, Loch Arthur, puzzle jug, slab roller | 7 Comments

How many dots are too many dots?

I have been still making and decorating and trying to dry pots and firing and trying to get orders dried and ready for Christmas and trying to not sit by the fire drinking tea for too long each day (which … Continue reading

Posted in Snow, wet slip | 9 Comments

New York Insanity and Shelter Island Calm

After the week in Philadelphia with the Craft Scotland gang I left there on the monday morning with a small group of intrepid Scots on the Greyhound (well it was actually Peter Pan but booked through Greyhound because what else … Continue reading

Posted in New York City, Paul, Ron Philbeck, Shelter Island | 7 Comments


During a brief couple of free hours that we got when we were in Philadelphia (which now seems like months ago), myself and Myer ran off to find the Philadelphia Clay Studio. It’s a huge building in the city which … Continue reading

Posted in Bob Briscoe, Kyle Carpenter, Matthew Metz, PMA Craft Show, Ron Philbeck | 8 Comments

Winding Up / Winding Down?

Ahhh, new pictures for me and for you. Exciting to have some new proper photographs of some of my pots. It seems like ages since I had any. Too late for a few of my applications but hey they’re ready … Continue reading

Posted in Corsock Craft Fair, Jonathan Thompson | 3 Comments

USA The Return Volume I

I’m home!I’ve been back a week nearly now and I would have liked to have told you how it all went straight away but you know, I have been exhausted and have been just enjoying being back at home. This … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Dan, CraftScotland, Dan Finnegan, Myer Halliday, PMA Craft Show | 10 Comments

America – The Return

Well, here I am for the second time in one year, flapping in the manner that you would rightfully expect of me on the eve of a trip to America. Tomorrow I will be meeting up at the airport with … Continue reading

Posted in CraftScotland, Dan Finnegan, Doug Fitch, PMA Craft Show, Ron Philbeck | 5 Comments

Home and Away

I’ve been away down south for a few days with Alex and Doug, we had much pottery fun and much pottery talk and much pottery video watching. I for one really enjoyed not spending all day everyday frantically working my … Continue reading

Posted in Doug Fitch, slipware, wood kiln | 6 Comments

A Slippy Week’s Work

Phew, it’s been an awfully long and tiring sort of week this week, everything has been kind of hard work, it’s been cold and wet and windy and a bit quiet and lonely. I’ve had lots to do though so … Continue reading

Posted in big jugs, owl, slab dish, wet slip | 11 Comments