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Thrilled that the Great Pottery Throwdown is going to have a series 3. Really fabulous news. It feels strange to announce I will NOT be there to judge the fabulous new set of Potters – i think there will be many changes ….. I am handing on the baton of new judge to……….. ……………….🤭🤭🤭🤭well actually it’s not my place to say??????? who ever will it be !!!!!!????? , I know the judging will be in good hands and it will be fabulous. Meantime I will be giving my time working with the extraordinary @onsideyz charity as ceramic ambassador to help spread the pleasure of making ceramics to an even wider, diverse and very deserving audience..good bye Throwdown. Good luck new potters who enter, I’ll be watching it with the rest of you!. Hooray for Clay xxxx

28th Jun 2019

New weave sampler bowl. Drying slowly in the studio now. This one presented a few problems so extra careful drying to hopefully follow it through with a good glazing. These weave pieces are especially difficult to glaze, I thought it would’ve easy to bring out more detail with the glaze but they always prove difficult- the glaze no matter how much I apply, runs off into the tray below. It must be the heat build up with the added insulation type layer of the weave. The last large woven piece took two glaze firings to get it as good as it looks in the raw clay. Mind you the raw clay stage is the most alluring with the dark clay and deep shadows …. #rawclay #wetclay #wovenclay #wovenclaybasket #handbuilding #handbuildingwithclay

20th Jun 2019

Still can’t get over the skill… see previous posts for details. Remarkable. @saewon_art studio masterclass with visiting master from Korea. Heavenly day spent watching. I’m going to give it a go ! But not sure I can work on the floor like that 🤪🥴

18th Jun 2019

I think that’s it. Time for bed. Thanks all for making my week end so special with your congratulations… tomorrow back to normal and a week packed with lovely ceramic related things and people. #ceramicscommunity #clay #ceramics #ceramicfilm #handbuiltpottery #latenightinthestudio #igotanmbe

10th Jun 2019

Late night bubble pot. Had the image of a fizzy pot in my head for ages. Fascinating trying to realise it. This is how I felt this week end having had so many good wishes and congratulations for being awarded an MBE. #FIZZY #fizzing #fizzypots #bubbles #bubblypots #bubblepottery #atomic #handbuildingceramics #handbuiltceramics

10th Jun 2019