I did a Summer project with a group of people with a range of disabilities. We made a tile picture to represent where they live and their interests and creativity. I am always impressed by the imagination and thought they put in to their work. The challenge for me was to fix everything to a… Continue reading Waterside Tile picture
On Sunday December 4th, Richard and I did a workshop for a group in Medmenham. The youngsters ranged from 8-17 years old. They glazed their pottery pieces and then we fired them. We even tried some Obvara firing. We were blessed with perfect weather. Everyone had a good time and the results were great. I… Continue reading Raku workshop
Christmas has slowed down the production of new ceramic pieces. I am now gearing up to resume making.
photos of completed wind chimes
Last Friday I took clay, tools and a few helpers down to New Generation Care in Byfleet for what is becoming an annual “play with clay day”. The starting point was to make wind chimes and the group developed this with their own ideas to make some very imaginative and unique pieces. They spent a couple of… Continue reading New Generation Care clay day
On Saturday, an unexpectedly warm day, members of BPSS and friends gathered at Elaine’s farm in Drayton Beauchamp to Raku their pottery. Richard and I managed to fire over 60 pieces in the day. Paula did some smoke firing as well. It was a beautiful setting and we were accompanied by red kites and buzzards… Continue reading Bucks Pottery and Sculpture Society Raku day
On 27th June Richard and I led a raku workshop for the pottery groups run by Suzanne Phillips. This was held in the beautiful grounds of Suzanne’s house and studio in Medmenham on the River Thames. The weather wasn’t perfect but we were surrounded by baby chicks, nesting ducks, sheep and lambs; so lot’s of “aaahhhs…”… Continue reading Medmenham Raku workshop