Category Archives: Studio Ceramics

Puzzle Jugs and Puzzling Jugs

A question for the Potters and collectors. When is a puzzle jug not a puzzle jug? Continue reading

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20th Century Tile Murals in Lisbon. Part 2 Eduardo Nery

My visit to the Avenida Infanta Santo in Lisbon was to see the four large tiles murals installed there in 1959 as part of a large public housing project (see the previous post). I had been lured there by a … Continue reading

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20th Century Tile Murals in Lisbon – Part 1

A few years ago someone gave me a book called The Art of Azuleyo in Portugal (1988). It is illustrated mainly in black and white and not very exciting, but right at the back is a short chapter entitled Modern … Continue reading

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The Compton Pottery, kilns and William de Morgan

Over half-term we visited the Watts Gallery and Artists’ Village outside Guildford in Surrey. I met Hilary Calvert who has written a book on the pottery at Compton at a Northern Ceramic Society conference last year . This was an art pottery set … Continue reading

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Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Sam Haile at the Ken Stradling Collection

‘Of Brush and Clay – Painter Potters of the mid 20th Century’ The current exhibition at the Ken Stradling Collection, 48 Park Row, Bristol. On until 9 December. An exhibition of ceramics by Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Nicholas Vergette … Continue reading

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Chinese Contemporary Ceramics and Glass in Bristol

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: new china from China Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Contemporary Chinese art is relatively unfamiliar and this is one of the first opportunities to see fresh current work in Bristol. This show, touring from The Wilson … Continue reading

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Bristol School of Art (Queens Road) Gas Kiln Repairs Completed!

The long process of getting the gas kiln at Bristol School of Art back into service is finally completed (see earlier post). The damper bricks and floor slabs arrived from Kilns and Furnaces this afternoon and I have installed them … Continue reading

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