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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

St Ives

Second day at Svend's. Kay drove us all down to St Ives. We stopped at Deborah Mitchells for a nice lunch on the way down.




Sunday, November 13, 2016

Svend's New Kiln


Svend has pulled down both his kilns at Sheepwash. He has built a new one at Kigbeare Studios and Gallery outside Okehampton. The top photo is the foundation of his small kiln at Sheepwash. The second is the beginnings of his new one at Kigbeare.For a great series of photos go to Ben Boswell-Potters on Facebook.

Friday, November 4, 2016

England Week Two

Svend came to London for Richard's opening and to pick us up. We hired a car on the way back to Sheepwash. Kay drove 1990 miles through England, Wales and Scotland! Svend was beginning to move his kilns down to Kigbeare about twelve miles away. More post of that to follow plus visits to Mike Dodd, John Leach, Nic Collins, Sabine Nemet and finally Doug And Hannah Fitch ( and Pippen)





Sunday, October 30, 2016

Richard Batterham

After the retrospective in London we had a nice visit with Richard at his home and pottery in Durweston. Little had changed in the twenty nine years since we worked there. The four chambered kiln we repaired had been replaced by a three chambered one. His pottery output is still phenomenal. He still works from nine to six!! Half days Saturday. Richard taught me to find my own " well spring and guard it" . To ignore fad and fashion, to believe in myself that what we do ( functional pottery) is important and a WONDERFUL way of life! THANK YOU Richard!