Welcome to my MA blog, which I set up to accompany me during my two years studying for a masters degree in Ceramics at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, UK. This will chronicle my artistic developments along with more personal observations made during this time.

July 15, 2018

This time I'm looking at traditional Oribe ware in view of how I can fuse/incorporate my surface designs with this traditional ceramic tradition from Japan and give it my own personal interpretation.

Historically Oribe ware was first made in Mino area in central Japan i...

April 29, 2018

So far I have looked at patterns found in Acoma Pueblo pottery, Iznik pottery of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic geometrical pattern. I next wanted to look at patterns found in Africa and have decided to concentrate on patterns found in African textiles. I guess that of...

September 16, 2017

It is about time to catch up and fill in the blanks of the work I've been doing over the summer months in order to preserve a continued narrative for my contextual diary required for my MA.

In about May/June my tutors suggested that it may worth my while to have a look...

May 16, 2017

A lot of my art is about surrendering control in order to create opportunities for direct intuitive responses. This was the case with my paintings and now is part of my pottery process - even if it may not be initially obvious.

From a very young age I've always been dra...

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