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Writing about Ceramics, Design and Education

March 6, 2017

Last week I took students from Shooters Hill College to the University of East Londons graphic design studios so they could play around with the two Riso printers there. Craig Madden was once a student at Shooters Hill and he now works at the UEL as a technician, the R...

February 7, 2017

Got to the studio tonight and finished off a mug, slight improvement on the heavy bottomed square handled monstrosity that was my first voyage into mug making. The second piece came to me today at work. I wanted to create a square vase with a tubular neck but more impo...

February 5, 2017

Walked the dogs on the Heath this morning and picked a handful of bracken for an embossing experiment. Threw a conical case and then pushed the bracken into the surface. Will coat the base in slip and leave the ferns on whilst firing to see what happens. Here's a pictu...

February 5, 2017

Back home visiting my parents so decided to get my grandads wheel out for some practice. Blow off the cobwebs ready for tuesday 

January 30, 2017

I have found an amazing pottery studio run by Roland Austin in Forest Hill, I was lucky enough to get a spot in the studio on Tuesday evenings so I can continue my education. I have retuned back to my Yunomi obsession. Just working on some designs for tomorrow 

December 6, 2016

Today I started making a basic model of a fold up chair. Initially making a paper and card model as part of a modelling workshop for 1st year students 

but this will be refined into a steel sheet design. 

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