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Wobbly bowls

18 years a "potter" and only now can I really say that I can make a great,wobbly rimmed tea bowl!
They're rather fun to do and are achieved by pinching up clay between thumb and forefinger on three sides, then throwing on  and using the edge of a rib to incise patterns in the wet clay. Turning is a bit of a bugger afterwards, but they're getting there...








One year on in association with Curocarte

I cannot believe it was a whole year ago that Curocarte came to visit my studio all the way from Mumbai, India. I am deeply indebted to Pragya Aswathi and Chhavi Saklani from the company,who first spotted my work and approached me about the possibility of marketing my Raku work in India. They really take care of their makers and highly value crafts. They are a rare company indeed.
I'm very proud of this achievement, and it's an opportunity you only get once in life! From showing at Edida the India Design Festival, a full page ad in GQ magazine and having a work on show at the Elle Design Awards 2017, it's been deeply touching to have seen my pottery works so valued.
It's not quite the same story here in the UK...but perhaps a move to India is on the cards..well perhaps!