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Firing Reds

Firing Reds
Copper red glazes fired in reduction are like magic, an alchemy happens in the kiln which is barely under the potter’s control. When Chinese potters first discovered a way to make bright red pots they must have been very excited...
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Two good Pottery places to visit near Cologne

Two good Pottery places to visit near Cologne
Here is a Head by Xavier Toubes - a recent acquisition made by the Keramikmuseum Westerwald in May this year. I like the confrontational way it is presented, just plonked down on the carpet you are walking on.
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New Work at Resipole Studios - Fine Art Gallery

New Work at Resipole Studios - Fine Art Gallery
I have sent some new sculptural pieces Andrew Sinclair's Resipole Studios Fine Art Gallery. They are on display in Andrew's current exhibition from now - 18-5-2019 - until 28th June 2019. They are not the usual black fired raku pieces but stoneware. The subject matter is a bit different too although there are some of my birds. I have been making hands with tattoos on their wrists. Some of the tattoos are picked out in platinum lustre which looks silvery but is in fact platinum fired onto the surface. Read more

Diessener Töpfermarkt 2019

Diessener Töpfermarkt 2019
At present I am busy preparing for a trip to Germany to Diessen am Ammersee for the Pottery Market/Festival there at he end of May. It will be my third annual visit to Bavaria and I'm very pleased to be going back. It is a great place to meet other potters from all over Europe as well as sell pottery. Read more
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