Tag Archives: ceramics

Voices from the Kiln Room

I use ceramic materials because they can have a uniquely lustrous and satiny appearance, and they are often the most appropriate medium to serve a particular concept. I love the way clay can be bent into any (almost) shape I … Continue reading

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A Heap of Candied Apple, Quince, and Plum, and Gourd; with Jellies Soother than the Creamy Curd

I’m aware of the fact that it’s more than slightly cliched to post pictures of autumnal bounty, but I’m afraid that sometimes it is inescapable. Especially when you find stunning seed pods like these. This is the seed pod of … Continue reading

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79 Perth Road

Every day I walk down the Perth Road and I pass by an old church, Ryehill, which was converted into flats in the 1980’s. But without its tower, it is not quite the dignified place of worship of its glory … Continue reading

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Crambe Repetita – rhyparographia or rhopographia?

Crambe repetita: Cabbage warmed up the second time; hence used proverbially for any tedious repetition of a truism, an old story, etc. The expression comes from the 2nd century Roman satirist Juvenal: occidit miseros crambe repetita magistros – literally cabbage repeated is the … Continue reading

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Flamingo Croquet

There has been an addition to the crows. Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had … Continue reading

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Mother Goose

In our heart of hearts I think we all know there is something sinister about Mother Goose. The imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes, Mother Goose is usually portrayed as a dear old country women, often riding a … Continue reading

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Meezers

    It seems that not a few modern ceramists have been drawn down the slippery slope to working in clay by looking at their auntie’s collection of china pugs or the neighbours’ Beswick Siamese cats. Incidentally, how I craved … Continue reading

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