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Mecki Madeit
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walking saints
Some folks are saints ... well maybe not quite but goodwill and compassion - thankfully - tend to surface in times of need. Take a bunch of potters for instance. With the news full of the unspeakable suffering of the population caught up in war and atrociti...
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cheers
Think you feel good on a Friday night because the weekend's round the corner, right?!! It's Friday pm and I have another small cause for celebration. Just popped over to Barfrestone, a small hamlet between Canterbury and Dover where - with the generous nod ...
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empty bowls
Let 16 potters, 3 chefs and a baker do their bit and what do you get? Folks of Tonbridge in Kent found out this week when their former fire station was transformed into a diner so soup cum bread prepared by those wizards with their ladles could be served in...
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bad girl on a nosy
What? Bad ? Yes, I feel I have been for not writing a post for such a long time. Will do my best to make amends. Promised. Nosy ? Well, together with my illustrator daughter Zanna - zannaallenillustration.co.uk - I took myself from Kent to Yorkshire to visi...
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blame the rain
I got as far as the garden.  Laden with camera and props.  To take some decent shots to promote some newly made pots.  That's when the heavens opened and my plans went down the drain.  So the rain gets ALL the blame. Not a complete disaster though. I snippe...
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OPEN MOST HOURS
I love Open Studio events, the chance to visit artists in their studios,
see where and how they work and chat about all things arty. This year, my illustrator friend - and daughter - Zanna and I took the plunge and joined nearly 300 other South East Open St...
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from the ashes ...
Every few months I meet up with other mad ceramicists for a day of raku-ing. Raku is a method of firing ceramics first practised in Japan. It involves heating freshly glazed pots to around 1000 degrees C. The pots are transferred from the red-hot kiln to a ...
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cake needs coffee
I've enjoyed working in the studio this week - doors open without freezing to death, sounds of seagulls filling the air, lawn that drowned in all the rain dug up and a touch of landscaping to look forward to ... I mustn't drift off the subject! The subject?...
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p for patience
Potters need patience! Lots of it!! Especially during the cold and wet time of year when it can take literally AGES for newly thrown pots to dry out. And dry out they must - completely. Otherwise they explode in the kiln. I'm not the most patient of souls -...
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