I keep forgetting to bring my camera to my new kiln site but I have just got my hands on these photos that Catherine -rising young protégée who is going to be sharing the new kiln with me- took last summer. These are a few pictures of the kiln shed taking shape. More pictures of the kiln itself will follow in due course.
The latest issue of Resurgence magazine is a ‘Craft Special’. I particularly liked the editorial, reproduced here:
Artists and artisans are alchemists. They transform base material into objects of beauty, utility and delight. Whether the alchemists of old turning base metal into gold is a literal truth or a metaphor is still debated, but there is no doubt whatsoever about the transformative power of artists and artisans.
For millennia, potters have taken a lump of ordinary clay and revealed its extraordinary ability to be a pot of pure visual pleasure as well as a vessel to fulfil everyday functions of holding water and wine, food and flowers. Continue reading “The Power of Arts and Crafts”
Welcome to my new website! My old site disappeared into cyberspace without trace but that has given me the opportunity to design a new site on the new ‘ourlocality’ web platform. The site will develop slowly over the next few weeks as I get time to create it.
Watch out for news about my new anagama kiln which is currently under construction -pictures coming soon.