Category Archives: Devon

Sunny Southern Slip Time

Here in the south west of England Spring has well and truly sprung. It was quite surprising traveling south last weekend and seeing how stark the difference is over those 400 miles. Up in Galloway the leaves on the Hawthorne … Continue reading

Posted in big trees, bike ride, clay, decorating, Devon, Doug Fitch, fresh slip, Hazel Campbell, horse chestnut, new pots, oak tree, pressed dish | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Bottle of white, Bottle of red

Sorry the pictures have now gotten a bit skewed in order, this should be half way down the page, Amanda Simmons and myself enjoying a glass of bubbly at the gala evening of the Origin show. This is going to … Continue reading

Posted in Ceramics in the City, Devon, dragon, Dylan Bowen, Geffrye Museum, James Hake, lasagne, Linda Bloomfield, Matthew Blakely, pancheons, Prue Cooper | 17 Comments


Damn these blooming wood firing potters are slave drivers. Been forced to sit outside glazing pots all day while Different Dave laid a concrete slab and the prima donna that is Mr Fitch swanned around throwing poses for the film … Continue reading

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No not sheep

Spring Fling brochures are out and about now, new and vastly improved, it’s a gorgeous publication this year, better than ever. You can download it from here or order a copy online. The last weekend in May, including the bank … Continue reading

Posted in Devon, Doug Fitch, Spring Fling, Spring Fling 2010, swans | 2 Comments

Long time no blog.

Well I’ve been all over the place since my last post, Potfest where I met lots of people that read this blog and sold lots of pots met lots of fab potters, more later. AND I came home to have … Continue reading

Posted in Ang, awards, Blogger Andrew, CraftandDesign Selected, Devon, Doug Fitch, Potfest, Ron Philbeck | 11 Comments

More from Devon

Chasing the little bit of shade. Good riddance to weeds in one easy move. Doug’s pots, some from the latest kiln load, jugs jugs and more jugs, fabulous shapes aren’t they, he does make some blooming fabulous jugs. I would … Continue reading

Posted in Devon, Doug Fitch, Harvest jugs, Spring Fling, teapots | 5 Comments

Ahhh home sweet home again.

A big big thank you to Doug and Hilary and the boys for their hospitality over the last ten days or so and to Nic and Sabine and Elsa who I stayed with too. I have had a wonderful time … Continue reading

Posted in big trees, Bovey Tracey, Devon, Doug Fitch, pie dish, shards, tree plate set, wood kiln | 5 Comments

In a Tizz

In a bit of a flap this afternoon so this is a very quick post. Trying to sort pots for Bovey Tracey, pack clothes etc for all next week and finish a cake and have a bath and all the … Continue reading

Posted in Devon, jugs, The Contemporary Craft Fair | 3 Comments

Another day, a bit more panic.

My kiln was cool enough to unpack this morning, mainly full of pots for orders, the sgraffito above is on a plate ordered as a wedding present, there are some beakers and a large jug to be made to go … Continue reading

Posted in Devon, Harvest jugs, rain | 3 Comments