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.

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...

December 13, 2016

Today we did a Raku firing out in the yard of the university. Not sure whether everybody in the building enjoyed the smoked-kipper smell but we had great fun and some stunning results. It's such a quick and immediate technique during which one can see the firing and me...

October 7, 2016

Dave is giving us a quick demonstration of how to create some basic plaster moulds that could be used to create textures. This is a helpful way of transferring textures of found objects directly onto clay. My mould making experience is very limited but I am planning to...

October 6, 2016

We are introduced to the two tutors who will be working with us on this MA. Both Wendy Lawrence and Anna Lambert have had years of experience working with clay albeit very differently. They have us us a short introduction into basic hand building techniques such as coi...

October 3, 2016

David, our course leader started us off with a basic introduction into clay wedging. I did not realise that different wedging techniques affected the arrangements of the platelets within the clay body in different ways. Thus, stack-and slam wire wedging is more suitabl...

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