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.

September 12, 2018

So, recently, while decorating a ceramic piece using patterns “borrowed” from Iznik pottery made during the Ottoman empire, I had a moment of doubt and asked myself whether I was guilty of crossing ethical boundaries through acts of “cultural appropriation”? I didn't s...

June 25, 2018

So, today is the day after Earth & Fire International Ceramics Fair in Welbeck. What are my impressions, memories, etc. after having spent one day setting up and three days on the stand showing my ceramics along with my seven other MA ceramics pals?

Mixed feelings reall...

April 7, 2018

This is my second time travelling to the International Ceramics Studio in Kecsekemet. Two years ago the trip was a joint trip made up of UCLan ceramic students and members of Northern Pottery Association. This time it was made up with current pottery MA students and re...

March 9, 2018

A sizeable part of our final assessment in October will be the Poster which accompany our degree show. This poster is intended as a document that explains our work.

As practice run, all design MA courses have to make a test poster, which will  hang among all the other d...

February 15, 2018

I was lucky to be asked to take part in this three day workshop run by the Art Lab - Contemporary Print Studio at UCLan by Tracy Hill in conjunction with visiting Dutch artists Erik Kok and Rudi Bastiaans from the A.K.I. Institute of the Arts in Enschede. Erik Kok, tea...

September 14, 2017

My next larger project is to make three larger figures each using a different clay. I am basing my new experiments on the results I got for my first set of three larger figures finished earlier this year (from left to right):

  1. A white stoneware clay: AWS/1G from Spen...

September 9, 2017

Okay, before this summer becomes just a distant memory I'll note down some of my semi-relevant experiences and impressions.

After a busy first year on the Ceramics MA at UCLan I decided to have a bit of a break from pottery and give my family a chance to reacquaint them...

July 4, 2017

Today's tutorial started off with Dave giving me some feedback on the recent two assessments: a) Design Research 2 - a written piece of work and b) Design Practice - based on my practical work and accompanying documentation.

a) Design Research 2: 

I did ok...