Tested out the kiln a a gazillion glazes. Not bad results. Lots to experiment on. Next test mid-year.
This is what William Morris had to say about all that stuff we keep in our homes, ‘If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.’
I’ve always aspired to that for my pottery. It must be beautiful or useful. Both.
William Morris, Britain’s most inspiring designer was the leading figure of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the 1800s. This is an example of his work.
The magnificent Maniototo plain and the Ida Range in the background. This is the view from my pottery studio.
I’ve also had a keen interest in photography for a couple of decades. See my New Zealand landscapes at www.stevensmithphotography.co.nz
This was the 52nd Annual Exhibition of Wellington Potters Association. Been going since 1958!!! Amazing. Over 100 people attended the opening. I gave a speech and open it.
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