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Celebrating Ceramics

16 July. Went to Celebrating Ceramics at Waterperry back in July. Delayed because of Covid but a welcome addition to our summer. A good selection of potters as usual including some new and local ones. Peter Hayes an absolute stand-out. Interesting how so many potters have used their spare time to reflect of methods and objectives. New work that did not necessarily reflect their previous styles. From the limits imposed by the pandemic there has been a rush of creativity.

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Ken Matsuzaki

5 August: Went to a stunning exhibition at the Goldmark Gallery at Uppingham featuring Ken Matsuzaki. Containing over 100 new pieces of work including his new method called, Tokaiseki. Lumps of clay that are carved, pulled, twisted and finally hollowed out. Fired in wood and gas kilns using a variety of glazes including ash. The results are both controlled and random. A beautiful set of work that can be looked at for a long time and still lave things unseen. A second visit may be needed before the exhibition closes.

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Revised Website – Part 2

After a fascinating but busy process the revised website went live on 20 January 2021. It is much better than before and as I have more control, there is no excuse for it to go out of date. I hope all who view the site enjoy the experience and please leave any useful comments.

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Revised Website

A lot of time has been spent with Rob Franklin trying to improve and update my website. And to make me responsible for keeping it up to date…

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#bucksartweeks2021

2021 Bucks Art Weeks

Planning is still going ahead for the 2021 Bucks Art Weeks. The dates are from Saturday 12 June to Sunday 27 June…

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The Great Pottery Throwdown

News that the 2021 version of The Great Pottery Throwdown is being shown on Channel 4 from Sunday 10 January. Something to give us some inspiration hopefully. I am itching to get back in the Potting Shed and to start making.

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New Head Torch

One of my potting problems is making in poor and uneven light. As a hopeful solution I have been given the present of a head torch. I should be able to see my pieces clearly when I am trying to refine them. And they can also be used for walking, cycling and DIY. Perfect present.

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