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One of British Ceramics’ Greats

Richard Batterham was an exceptional potter whose like only comes along very occasionally. In 1981, Crafts magazine (No. 33) published an article by Richard Batterham,

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Shells in Ceramics

Sebastian Blackie explores elusive answers to a simple question: who first used shells when firing their pots? When clay is heated to stoneware temperatures, in

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Patterns for Production | Eric Ravilious

Ravilious’ ceramics for Wedgwood – not as well known, perhaps, as his fine and graphic art – have become a sort of holy grail for design collectors. They are applied design at its very best; quite rare and certainly rarefied.

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Spontaneous Drawing

Geographically Clive Bowen seems more than appropriately sited as a potter – living and working at Shebbear, in the remoter Devon valleys near Great Torrington. 

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Lisa Hammond: Urban Potter

Each Lisa Hammond pot has a life of its own, its own sense of renewal. They all offer their own pleasures, an intimacy that adds

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Akiko Hirai Getemono

My pots display a lot of marks and traces of past events. To describe them in a conventional and very simplified way, they are ‘dirty’

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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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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.