Monthly Archives: February 2015

TZU CHOU WINE JARS IN THE CAFÉ AT TWO TEMPLE PLACE

2 Temple Place sits back from the Embankment in the City of London and is the former home of William Waldorf Astor. The house was designed by John Loughborough Pearson and built between 1891 and 1895. A neo-gothic fantasy, its interior … Continue reading

Posted in China, Folk and Country Pottery | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE – THE BARBICAN, LONDON

The Barbican development. City of London. Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, 1963-1982. A wet Thursday heading for the Barbican Art Gallery. We got a bit lost -as you do. The signage is almost funny in its ineffectiveness. It is more or less … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Modernism | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bristol School of Art – The Gas Kiln Fired at Last

Following on from the previous post… Today we opened our gas kiln on a new load of reduced stonewares for the first time for two years. The kiln was built in 1978 and failed its gas safety checks almost two years … Continue reading

Posted in Kilns and Kiln-building, My Pots | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment