Category Archives: My Pots

TRAWLER TEAPOTS – the other story. HMT DE ROSA

Trawler Teapots – the other story. HMT De Rosa. A while ago I posted a story about a minesweeper/trawler in World War Two that had inspired a range of teapots for me (Trawler Teapots – the story of HMT River … Continue reading

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First ceramic Formula 27

Following on from the previous post here is the first of the Formula 27s.

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First completed ceramic MG TA takes to the road

Back in September I met a 1937 MG TA with a handmade aluminium body – such a lovely piece of craftsmanship (see October 12th). The rounded rear end was beautiful. I did some drawing and made and on the spot … Continue reading

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Sam Smith’s Paper Boats – Pleasure Boats of England

Sam Smith published these paper kit Pleasure Boats in 1974. Pre-cut push-out components lock together with tabs. No glue needed – not vital anyway. They were one of several sets of kits produced at the time and compliment his better … 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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MORE PIZZA – learning to use the clay oven

The weather has improved so we decided to make pizzas and try to get better control over the heat. We heated up on sticks and some split pine. Once the soot burnt off the inside (40 minutes or so) we … Continue reading

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