This blog is mainly about ceramics – making, firing and exploring the technology and history of ceramics – but it’s also a place to write about things that interest me more generally including design, archaeology, architecture, travel and food. As well as making ceramics I write and lecture on ceramic history and teach at Bristol School of Art.
As a maker I enjoy slab-building and I make teapots that evolve from stories I hear, things I see and places I visit. Boats recur as a theme and there are also some 2-seater cars lately. I enjoy the plastic qualities of the clay when working fast.
I am co-founder of the Bickley Ceramics Project, a research project exploring historic technology and a trustee of the Ken Stradling Collection of 20th-century design and applied arts in Bristol, UK.