Monthly Archives: October 2014

Roadside Pottery in Agra

This small roadside pottery is on the outskirts of Agra in India, on the Fatehpur Sitri road. My son and daughter-in-law stopped to investigate it whilst on honeymoon. The potters were throwing Diwali lamps and decorating small pouring vessels. The … Continue reading

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Canterbury: collection of doll’s house ceramics

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury is the quirky name recently given to Canterbury’s city museum. In reorganising and redisplaying the museum the curators have made a conscious effort to emphasise the range and variety of individual … Continue reading

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BANKSY’s pierced eardrum vandalised?

Banksy’s new piece in Bristol is conveniently round the back of the Spike Island Studios on the Studio Upstairs building. Today – Sunday – the dockside is more than usually thick with visitors. All right, the steam train and the Mayflower … Continue reading

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Marcel Breuer in Bristol – Arnolfini

The Promise is the title of the current show on at the Arnolfini in Bristol. The show makes links between international contemporary art and the city both by showing new works and by drawing attention to the design history of … Continue reading

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Trawler Teapots – the story of HMT River Spey (updated 23/5/15)

My pots often emerge from something happening around me. I like to start with a narrative or an experience. The Trawler series of teapots been in 2009 when my aunt rediscovered some letters and souvenirs from her childhood in the … Continue reading

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MG TA IN CLAY

This 1937 MG TA visited us at the China Factory on Sunday. I couldn’t resist the challenge to make one in clay.

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COLIN BEALES ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER 1931 – 2014

Several of my posts have featured Colin in one way or another, either as a potter firing my supermarket-basket raku kiln or as one of the designers of 1 Redcliffe Street, the Dickinson Robinson Building in Bristol. It was through … Continue reading

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