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Spring Fling 2016

It’s nearly time for the annual extravaganza of art and craft that is Dumfries and Galloway’s Spring Fling Open Studios weekend. Each year for the past 14 years during the bank holiday weekend at the end of May the region’s … Continue reading

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Barry Brickell – Potter

This film, made in the 70’s by a relative of mine, Lynton Diggle, who lives in New Zealand, is about the New Zealand potter Barry Brickell. I discover that Barry died this weekend at the age of 80. I visited … Continue reading

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From Oxford to St. Ives

Last weekend we were at the Oxford Ceramics Fair, it is a CPA event (the first installment of the new CPA website is up and running now by the way) and so is only open to members of the organisation. … Continue reading

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Films From The Wheel

We have been doing a bit of reorganisation in the workshop, in between writing lists of people to thank in the groom’s speech, making decisions on flowers to have that won’t make me sneeze and trying to get our heads … Continue reading

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April Already

Where did the first four months of the year go? It’s been a whirlwind, I feel like I blinked and it whizzed by. Also I thought summer had arrived but of course this is Scotland and this evening it is … Continue reading

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Slipware Progress

Phew! Wednesday better than Tuesday. All six jugs handled, two of them now slipped and drying. Three of four dishes decorated and twelve mugs thrown. Pottery: when it’s good it’s very very good and when it’s bad it’s horrid. Today … Continue reading

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Slipware Struggle

Today’s aim was to throw all the pots on my making list. Ha! Fat chance because the list is huge, and I got myself in a tizzy about it all and you know what it’s like when you flap, you … Continue reading

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Kigbeare Slipware Workshop

On Friday we arrived at a beautiful calm, quiet Kigbeare workshops. We set up an exhibition and gave a talk about our work and influences to about forty people. Saturday and Sunday we created chaos with clay. It was a … Continue reading

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Slip and Photographs

  Oh it is so lovely to be getting back into the swing of pottery, it’s suddenly feeling like it all makes sense again. It’s been a flipping long time it seems. I had some new images taken last week … Continue reading

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Little and Large

6lb jars. They are usually pretty big by my standards, 6lb is about the most I can comfortably throw into any sort of upright shape, especially anything bellied. Those two at the front of the picture are the 6lb ones. … Continue reading

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