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Ceramic Review Gallery Jan/Feb Edition

I was really pleased to have my "Pisces" pot featured in Ceramic Review's current January/February edition.

It's in the Gallery section, and from previous experience- it's tremendously difficult to get your work submitted! I was lucky this time, a good photo helped- which seemed to capture the essence of the pot.

Anyhow- at £9.50 per copy- CR mag is not cheap- but you can subscribe to it's online edition for a lot less than the print edition. It's always a fascinating read for potters, and full of good ideas and often quite radical work. On the front cover is sculptor Kerry Jameson.




That's my pot in the bottom left corner. 

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Mo Jupp

My connection to Mo was as a student at Middlesex University in the dog days of the ceramics course during the 90's. He was my personal tutor for four years. Diminutive of stature and blinking in the funny way he did, we all came to love him as a tutor.
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At times he played down his reputation ,when we  first year students twigged what a great artist he really was. He simply claimed that he was a big fish in a small pond unlike his heroes - Giacometti or Modigliani. Modestly he said his income nearly all came from teaching. Yet here was a g…