Thursday, October 4, 2012

From the archive

Winter portrait

R.I.P Alfie

In memory of Alfie (the 1st of Boscean).
Died defending his territory.
Goodbye my beautiful friend.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Set aside all your prejudices
how do you think you know?
fluidity held in stillness

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Opening the kiln after the first firing

Since moving to St.just almost two  years ago I have been working towards establishing my own kiln. Luckily I have been able to fire with Michel and use his kilns over these past two years and I am grateful for his support during these times. I am happy now I can fire at home and experiement withmy own box of flames. I am happy with he first firing although the kiln was so damp the first few hours of the firing produced much steam which was worrying, also the firing was stalled later and it took 15 and a half hours to fire due to different factors. on unpacking the kiln I found the problem in the exit flue, the brick work I made had collapsed on one side producing too much flue to the back of the chamber, I had to build it with soft brick but will repair it with Firebrick or kin shelf.

Monday, July 9, 2012

I live

I live as an entity
bound for a time
in humanity's cycle.


I am a spirit bearer
Old souls enter my bones
I am sent the shiver of a ghost
I am blessed to recieve
They are invisible

Monday, June 4, 2012

Searching for the essence.
 Linking to humanity of creation.
Nurture the harmonious. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

raw mind

corruption lives
sanity dies
greed fuels greed forever
becoming fear
releasing hate
corruptions breath, a stench in our lives
greed, an atrosity,
we must attain.

raw soul

The void of life
you don't understand
nor comprehend
this life, a void
a crude fragility
reckoned by our minds
sickened by actuality
revel in insanity
the beckoning of silence
to the heart of man
we will decay

Friday, May 4, 2012

Raw Heart

I see the end of emotion
I feel the end of all life
I give a bow to fragility.

I see the stars in the night time
I hear the moon speak to me
I live between Infinitys
I give a bow to fragility.

Stare like zombies into nothingness
I sense more life from a corpse
To me all life is mysterious
I live for life, I give a bow to fragility.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spring No.1

Spring is the opportunity to review what is necessary after winter, a cleansing period from the death of winter, a time for newness and change.
As humans we place such pride and emphasis on our possessions and objects, sometimes for a long time after they are useful or positive for us. I would know because I am a hoarder and a potter, continually producing objects set in stone. I will be smashing some for my spring clean...Ahh.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hannah Lawrence pottery

Molochite porcelain teacups with celadon glaze interior

Shino glaze teapot

Hannah is a unique crafts woman with a great understanding of the beauty of nature , art and life. Her recent pottery works are made in response to learning more about brewing and drinking chinese tea. Hannah's pottery is all made by handbuilding and not on a potters wheel, making the work quite animated and otherwordly. There is a lot of magic captured in the fired clay which is often left raw on the outside. The clay reveals the making process, and this is no walk in the park, patience is a virtue and each of Hannah's pots are made with so much care. Hannah uses three main clays of porcelain, stoneware and blackclay which are fired to 1280 degrees centigrade in a gas kiln. I hope you enjoy the photos.......and there will be more where these came from.......

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Leo Full moon

Leo full moon, full on energy.

As it came up around 6 oclock it pronounced its presence with pride.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

80's Lui bao smokes from the Qing dynasty celadon teacups

Sun drying

The sun brought warmth into the shop today yet my fingertips were numb, I utilised the warmth and puts some pots out to dry. I felt happy to see the sun today, it makes living here even more magic. The cake of young puehr Mansai has suffered the effects of damp and has started to grow tiny green spores. I have removed the areas of spoilt leaves but will keep the rest, I hope I just got there in time because it is a beautiful and pungent tea I bought especially.

I am feeling positive that things can only get more powerful now this year.

Because the Mansai was spoilt I had some 80's Lui Bao instead, luckily some guests came and I shared it too.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

january studio

January started with a firing and a trip to London with Michel to do a show in Mayfair, It was a very quick turnover, I havent processed the images yet, but will this weekend.

I had a great day in the studio, sold a few pots today and Steven started filming some short passages for his project. The pottery will be captured in time.....

I have startd production of the Eden project commission, I slipped the first 150 today and they are starting to dry. I have an electric wheel now which is quite a revolution for Boscean pottery, Its really helping to allow a steady production rate.

I have been drinking wild Bansha and green mulberry pakchong thailand tea from postcard teas, both very warming and comforting for this hail driven wind rattled moon slither of a day.