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When A.W.N.Pugin built The Grange, his house in Ramsgate, in the 1840s, he put large bolts on the doors and made sure the windows were secured at night because he feared revolution in England. Wasn't that a bit far-fetched, just the fantasy of a rather mad Catholic Tory?
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This picture came up on e-Bay recently, from the London Illustrated News, May 1922, a reproduction of a painting by W.R.S.Stott. The caption reads, “The revival of the potter's art: at the kiln. The principal “Revivalist” in the picture – which the artist names “The Revivalists” – is Mr. Charles ...
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“See Naples and die.” We almost did. As we were driving on the narrow twisting road on the beautiful Amalfi coast, a coach came round the bend in the middle of the road and hit our car. Franco, our driver, quickly swerved to the right, hitting a rock, and the coach sliced off the left hand side ...
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NOTHING IS GOING PEAR-SHAPED
A pear. Familiar image. Simple shape. Would make a nice design - slightly assymetrical, bit of texture, can do things with the stalk and leaf. Off we go! I've spent a day making designs on my ceramics based on the pear. But can I make a pear shape? Just abo...
A pear. Familiar image. Simple shape. Would make a nice design - slightly assymetrical, bit of texture, can do things with the stalk and leaf. Off we go! I've spent a day making designs on my ceramics based on the pear. But can I make a pear shape? Just about not quite to drive me crazy.
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MY LIFE AS A MOD
My sociology professor, Stan Cohen, wrote a book Folk Devils and Moral Panics  about the Mod on Rocker battles at Margate, Brighton, Bournemouth and Clacton in the early 1960s and introduced the term "moral panic" into the language. Stan hung out with the M...
My sociology professor, Stan Cohen, wrote a book Folk Devils and Moral Panics about the Mod on Rocker battles at Margate, Brighton, Bournemouth and Clacton in the early 1960s and introduced the term "moral panic" into the language. Stan hung out with the Mods and Rockers for his PhD research.
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THE GRANGE: PUGIN'S HOUSE AT RAMSGATE
When A.W.N.Pugin built The Grange, his house in Ramsgate, in the 1840s, he put large bolts on the doors and made sure the windows were secured at night because he feared revolution in England. Wasn’t that a bit far-fetched, just the fantasy of a rather mad ...
When A.W.N.Pugin built The Grange, his house in Ramsgate, in the 1840s, he put large bolts on the doors and made sure the windows were secured at night because he feared revolution in England. Wasn't that a bit far-fetched, just the fantasy of a rather mad Catholic Tory?
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NELL VYSE, POTTER AND COMMUNIST
This picture came up on e-Bay recently, from the London Illustrated News , May 1922, a reproduction of a painting by W.R.S.Stott. The caption reads, “The revival of the potter’s art: at the kiln. The principal “Revivalist” in the picture – which the artist ...
This picture came up on e-Bay recently, from the London Illustrated News, May 1922, a reproduction of a painting by W.R.S.Stott. The caption reads, “The revival of the potter's art: at the kiln. The principal “Revivalist” in the picture – which the artist names “The Revivalists” – is Mr. Charles ...
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CERAMICS OF VIETRI AND A GLAZE RECIPE FROM THE 1920s
I said in my last post about the ceramics of Vietri sul Mare that this popular pottery is thoroughly studied by Italian academics, and the Italian attitude to it contrasts with the indifference in the UK. (A pottery collector once dismissed my ceramics as "...
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CERAMICS OF VIETRI SUL MARI AND THE AMALFI COAST
Wall panel by Giovannino Carrano “See Naples and die.” We almost did. As we were driving on the narrow twisting road on the beautiful Amalfi coast, a coach came round the bend in the middle of the road and hit our car. Franco, our driver, quickly swerved to...
“See Naples and die.” We almost did. As we were driving on the narrow twisting road on the beautiful Amalfi coast, a coach came round the bend in the middle of the road and hit our car. Franco, our driver, quickly swerved to the right, hitting a rock, and the coach sliced off the left hand side ...
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Autumn 2016 sees a landmark exhibition of Abstract Expressionism taking place in the main galleries at the Royal Academy.
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I make simple, elegant pottery for modern interiors. I trained at the Rodmell Pottery, Sussex and at Harrow (BA Ceramics, University of Westminster). I work full time from my studio in St Albans and exhibit throughout the UK. I am one of the few ceramists in Britain using the difficult medium of tin glaze, which requires rapid painting on the unfired glaze. Tin-glazed earthenware has a long pedigree, including Italian maiolica, but I make a contemporary interpretation of it.  My historical sources include abstract expressionism and 1950s textiles. I won the St Albans Museums Trust Prize in 2013 for ceramics shown at UH Galleries. I am researching the life and times of Dora Billington, the influential 20th century potter who taught many leading ceramists at the Central School of Arts and Crafts. 

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