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Becoming a Potter. Again.

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Becoming a Potter. Again.

So my plan for this year is to grow vegetables, make some nice food and take fancy photos with my new camera, served on tableware I make in the garage.

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My Wheel Is Broken And I Want To Cry

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My Wheel Is Broken And I Want To Cry

I was sat in front of my beloved pottery wheel, I hesitantly moved my foot to the pedal and slowly pushed it forward. Nothing happene

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Pottery Giveaway Competition Winners Announced

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Pottery Giveaway Competition Winners Announced

I recently ran a competition to win some of my pottery. There were a few hundred entrants, and the winners seemed very happy with their prizes!

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Buying Plain, Unglazed Pottery To Paint Yourself

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Buying Plain, Unglazed Pottery To Paint Yourself

I've been asked about providing pottery for people to paint a couple of times so thought I'd write about it. I'm not that keen to do this, mainly because I'm not sure bisque fired pots would make it through the post safely. My method of making pottery is to throw the item on the wheel, then bisque fire it. After the bisque fire it is ready to glaze. At this stage it is very pourous and fragile. Not at all suitable for holding liquids or to be used for anything functional. I'm not sure what people mean by 'painting' ceramics....

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You might argue that if the pottery is great it will sell itself

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You might argue that if the pottery is great it will sell itself

I’ve been listening to some podcasts about writing recently. I’ve never been a good writer. I remember my comments at school from teachers were always about how I needed to stop being so succinct. Well they were probably right, I think I have a scientific brain rather than an arty one. Maybe that means I shouldn’t be any good at pottery. I’m just trying to think out loud here, it’s been a long day. All day I’ve been wanting to get out in the studio and make some pots. For those who don’t know I’m a chef by trade, pottery...

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