Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bristol School of Art (Queens Road) Gas Kiln Repairs Completed!

The long process of getting the gas kiln at Bristol School of Art back into service is finally completed (see earlier post). The damper bricks and floor slabs arrived from Kilns and Furnaces this afternoon and I have installed them … Continue reading

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I posted on the Shanghai Museum’s displays a while ago, talking about the reconstructions of pottery kiln’s. The ceramics galleries include three large partial reconstructions of kilns including a Dragon kiln and a Mantou kiln (see my earlier posts on them – Dragon Kiln … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie

As artists and designers it is our role to criticise and question. Nothing fresh or original can emerge without the individual voice. Dissent is essential to that process. Dissent does not require the extremes of ignorant fanaticism or bigotry.

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Robin Day Steam Engine Seats. London New Year’s Parade

The London New Year’s Day Parade snaked around Piccadilly, Pall Mall and Whitehall yesterday, an exotic mix of old fashioned floats from the London Boroughs, vintage vehicles and American high school marching bands – plus donkeys, clowns, Pearly Kings and Queens… A … Continue reading

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