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.

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 21, 2018

So, if an artist, who lives Preston and teaches at the same uni, goes on to win the Turner prize I think one is bound to see their exhibition at the local Harris Museum. I had a quick look around but couldn't make much of it. Luckily I spotted to handout and this made...

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...

November 17, 2017

A break from pottery but not from ideas or other artistic input. This three day trip included visits to four different museums and one concert. I may have squeezed in a bit more in if I had been there on my own. Instead I enjoyed good food and the company of my mother...

October 14, 2017

Looking ahead to the future in which I'm planning to continue with ceramics I need to go and visit more fairs where I could potentially show my ceramics in future. As Manchester is within easy reach it was a must to go and check it out. Once I managed to find the entra...

October 13, 2017

As part of saying 'hello' to the new MA students and 'goodbye' to the finishing MA students UCLan's Art & Design MA students were invited to go on a day trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. As I've never been and have always wanted to go there I jumped at the opportun...

October 11, 2017

It was both great and sad to see the MA degree show going up in the atrium of the Victoria building. Great as it pulled together and showcased all the work done by this year's Art & Design MA graduated. Sad because it means that they are leaving us.

We could of course m...

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...