Monday, November 25, 2013

The potters painting

Still life jan 2013

Stopped potting for this year and will paint through dec/jan hopefully. God knows what will happen.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thought for the day

Somehow we must keep on going with our lives.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Exhibition at the Leach pottery 16th nov 2013 -7th jan 2014

Sitting at Bernard Leach's fireplace.

An exhibition-

Five Years On

Midori Aoshima, Jacob Bodilly, Michel Francois, Ella Phillips, Yumi Seko, Britta Wengeler, Kat Wheeler

16th November to 7th January

Five Years On celebrates the first five years since the reopening of the Leach Pottery in 2008 with an exhibition of pots by the first seven potters apprenticed in the new studio.

In the summer of 2008, Jacob Bodilly and Michel Francois became the first ‘start up potters’ as they were then known, under the direction of former Lead Potter, Jack Doherty. Jacob and Michel helped in the production and launch of the first soda-fired tableware range, designed by Doherty and made and sold on site. Alongside the tableware Bodilly and Francois were encouraged to develop their own work and style, moving on after eighteen months to set up independent workshops nearby in St Just and Breage respectively.

Since those first days, the Leach Pottery studio has welcomed apprentices, students and volunteers from around the world. In total over thirty trainee potters have worked in the studio since it opened in 2008. Some stay for only a few weeks or months; for a few their stay has extended over a year or even two. This exhibition celebrates the work, development and independent careers of those seven potters who stayed the longest and looks at where they are, Five Years On.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Photos by Oliver Harris.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Stoneware vase with Hagi glaze.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Catalogue images

Wood ash green teapot

Bodilly black bowl
I am commissioning the cataloging of my pots from the show. The pictures are being taken by Oliver Harris. These high quality images hope to show the work in its natural state, capturing the quality of clay glaze and form. Click on them to gain a closer look. There will be more to come...............

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Exhibition starts

All photographs by Oliver Harris
Thanks to Oliver Harris for photographing the opening day of my exhibition. And thankyou to our guests so far. Hope you enjoy these shots as much as I do.

Friday, September 6, 2013

my haiku

Western spaghetti
This smoked tobacco blends
with Eric Satie

Autumn rain starts
Nowhere to go for the young
except parks at night

My little splinter
This body aches at random
the looming winter

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Solo Exhibition

Announcing the dates for my September Exibition. All welcome

Friday, August 9, 2013

Boscean pottery see's no limits.

The firing last week was a goodun and we've sold many pieces already, I'm preparing for our september show trying to make all the special pieces from my repetoire as well as the standardwares. All are welcome always.
Cheers, Jake.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

At the pottery

Photos by legendary photographer Sam Nicholas.