Potfest at the Palace 2016

Potfest at the Palace 2016 Scotland’s only Selected International Ceramics Fair Scone Palace Perth PH2 6BD 10 – 12 June 2016 http://www.potfest.co.uk/potfestscot.htm Scone Palace map

Craft & Design Selected Gold Award 2012: Ceramics

Craft & Design Selected Gold Award 2012: Ceramics These highly regarded national awards, first launched in 2009, are based on an Online Public Vote for British and Irish designer makers with work represented in Selected, craft&design’s prestigious online gallery at www.craftmaker.co.uk. The Public Vote determines six finalists in each of six categories. Specialist Invited Judges,…

Pots and Noise

I don’t like music in the workshop, I prefer silence. Music manipulates my mood too much, interfering with the process of making. If the job in hand is tedious or repetitive I have BBC radio 4 playing, but over the course of a day the constant replay of news is depressing so I like to…

Buying pots, continued

We fell out of the gallery Toko with our purchases, like drunkards looking for the another bar, which happened to be on the other side of the road in the form of Moegi, another gallery. A modern building on three floors with a central atrium surrounding a maple tree, just beginning to turn in colour.…

Mashiko part 3, actually buying pots

Pot number 1, a small tenmoku dish from Hamada Museum, for my good friend who drove me to Aberdeen airport at 5am to catch my flight to London to connect with the Narita flight. No photo of this. Pot number 2, a white glazed vase. Half way down the high street at 3pm and despairing…

Mashiko part 2, buying pots

Nothing is – Look, and it is. Not seeing at all, We cannot see all there is around us. Everything is but an expression of the self. ……… I buy something – I have bought myself. From ‘The Windows of Life’ …. Some thoughts by Kanjiro Kawai No matter how I try to justify it…