William Morris on ‘stuff’ in your home

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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.

Ceramicus Pottery Exhibition 2010

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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.

Over 100 people attended the opening.

Guest selector's work - Sue Newitt

My horribly overpriced tea bowls.

Another one of my pieces selected.

Andrew Walford book launched

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This book is a must have!

A Potter’s Tale in Africa follows Andrew Walford’s life. An insightful account of one of South Africa’s most well known potters.

Available from Wright Publishers

New Book on Potters’ Marks

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It’s Finally available, the first Guide to Southern African Potters marks &

Over 500 potters, their marks, monograms & signatures represented, including individual Studio potters, Art Potters, ceramic sculptors & ceramic factories. There will be only 1000 numbered copies available, copies will be sold on a first come first served basis, so get your order in early!

Copies are ZAR 300 each + shipping (+/- R 20 within RSA).

Orders to

100 hrs of fire – Anagama results

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Molten wood ash onto a Shino glaze.

Marks left from balls of wadding (clay/flour).

The side where the flame hit. Fabulous!

A Japanese tea cup (Yumoni) with delicious wood ash effects on Shino glaze.

Different from every angle.

A Yunomi with Tenmoko glaze.

Tenmoko glaze.

Shino glaze.

Tenmoko glaze.