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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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

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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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