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Lisa Hammond Sake Cups

Sake and Ceramics

‘No blossoms and no moon And he is drinking sake all alone’ Haiku by Matsuo Bashō A love of nature, and of being part of

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The Pleasures of Quiet Pots

‘I really hope that nothing I ever cook takes the attention away from any of Anne Mette’s work, but instead works with it, the two

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Celadon

What colour do you see, when you look at the heart of this celadon pot by Svend Bayer? Between the scallop shells, where the warm,

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A Unique Gift

The sureness of hand and eye gives the work a childlike spontaneity only mastered through years of experience. This is the third solo exhibition of

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An Uncompromising Vision

Sometimes a thing in front of you is so big you don’t know whether to comprehend it by first getting a dim sense of the

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The Art of Tea

‘Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of

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An Embarrassment of Riches

But what he had achieved, agreed Gil Darby, late curator of ceramics at the Victoria & Albert Museum, matched the finest Sung Dynasty pottery held

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Pottery of Great Humanity

His work offers solace, not as something into which we may withdraw or retreat, but as a pottery that sustains through its form, through its

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Ryotaro Kato and the Kobe Dynasty

A recent article described Ryotaro Kato as the ‘son of the seventh master of Kobe Kiln’. ‘Son of the seventh master’ – not the ‘eighth

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My Wood-Fired Kiln

‘I knew that one day I would have a wood-fired kiln’. Phil Rogers discusses the joy and the agony of firing studio pots with a wood-fired kiln.

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Art Enables us to Find Ourselves

Art enables us to find ourselves and to lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton When E.M. Forster wrote the prescient words ‘only connect’

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Painting Pots | Christopher P. Wood

There has been a wonderful creative symmetry fulfilled during the creation of these painted pots. The initial impetus for the project came from a series

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The Glow of Life | Mike Dodd

I was sufficiently moved to make the radical change from the worthy study of medicine to the making of pots. I’ve always had an interest