Karen Howarth’s Tutorial

Karen Howarth came in a couple of weeks a ago to give a talk on her work and then followed this up with a tutorial today.  Both were thoroughly enjoyable and very interesting.  Working from a studio in her garden Karen produces mainly wall pieces and tiles but also ceramic jewellery and thrown pots.  All... Continue Reading →

Patterns and Test Pieces

I'm trying to start pulling some ideas together for my project. As I'm planning on hand building tableware but unsure yet which techniques to use, I've decided to work through a range of pieces (bowl, plate, cup, side plate, mug) using several different methods of making, to help me select my favoured one. I'll be... Continue Reading →

Rob Parr’s Tutorial

Rob Parr was in last week to give a short talk about his ceramics career and his time at UCLAN.  It was really interesting to hear how he’d started off and what path he took during his MA.  He brought in some of his work to show us and it was a real privilege to... Continue Reading →


We went away for the weekend and stayed in a village called Wetheral, which is close to Carlisle and close to Hadrian’s Wall. We were lucky to have a dry weekend but boy was it windy! Visited Housesteads Fort and nearly got blown off the escarpment. I spent a lot of time kicking through mole... Continue Reading →

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