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.


3 Responses to About

  1. David Thornley says:

    Hi Ollie …. I hadn’t seen your blog before…. I am glad you were inspired by your time at the China Factory last October.I was looking for your email address to let you know that if you would like to join us again WBAT are already looking for people to sign up (and pay) David


  2. Ben Miller says:

    Hi there,
    I would like to ask your permission to use an image on your site in an academic paper I’m writing. Please feel free to email me for more details.
    Ben Miller


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