Category Archives: Alex McErlain

South : North Divide?

Following on from the collaboration that was in the last blog post, here is something a bit different. This one has little to do with me other than these pots were fired in my kiln last week. These are part … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, Alice Kettle, Doug Fitch | 1 Comment

Sunny Scotland Fine For Firing

Pots poised, glazed and waiting to be transported down to my wood kiln, this was monday. I had the two best expert helpers that I could have wished for with me this time. I am really pleased that I did … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, Doug Fitch, wood fired pots, wood kiln | 13 Comments


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

Earth and Fire Weekend

Well I’ve been there and done that and now I’m home again. It was Earth and Fire at Rufford Country Park this weekend just gone. It’s the first time I’ve ever had full stand there, I’ve been on shared stands … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, Earth and Fire, Gracefield Arts Centre, Honest Pots, Michelle Freemantle, wet slip, York Art Gallery | 6 Comments

An Evening of Pottery Porn

What seems like months ago (given the events of the last few weeks) I was sat in a darkened shed in deepest Devon with Doug and Alex and Marky Mark drinking tea or beer depending on your preference, eating a … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, lobed dishes, pottery porn, York Museum | 16 Comments

The all new window!

Ahh, and now I can see, my workshop now has a wonderful huge window letting in loads of light and the sunshine too. I’ve put the wheel up by it at the moment, it’s lovely. I’ve a new bird feeder … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, Devon, Doug Fitch, new workshop | 10 Comments

The end of an era.

I took a last minute flying visit trip down to Manchester this week. It had been a “shall I / shan’t I” venture for a week or so what with the weather and the fact that I am happily becoming … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, Manchester, red clay | 2 Comments

Back to it.

Today I absolutely had to get on with things. Come on H, get your head in gear. There were lots of jobs needing doing that were all a bit disjointed you know, one jug to handle, two plaques to slip, … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, apples, Christmas cake, McGill Duncan Gallery | 3 Comments This jug has I feel a hint of Ron style decoration about it, not sure where it came from, when I got home just a couple of minutes ago I saw my budgie and realised that I’d put him … Continue reading

Posted in Alex McErlain, sgraffito jug | 3 Comments