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.

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 3, 2017

Another trip down to Stoke, this time with the new first year MA students and to take in the British Ceramics Biennial exhibition I've heard so much but never been to. As we arrived a little ahead of time we managed to have a look around the gallery in the Visitor's Ce...

August 5, 2017

So, this is another pottery first: a visit up the M6 to the Skirsgill Auction Mart just outside of Penrith. It is a total contrast to Potfest in the Park, which I visited last weekend even though a few of the 140 exhibitors in the Pens had also been in the Park. Potfes...

July 28, 2017

This is actually more like a postscript to the previous post. One part of this event that I haven't covered is their competition, which all exhibiting potters are asked to join in. Some make work specifically to the brief and some just present existing work and try to...

July 28, 2017

After years wanting to go to this pottery event but never being at home at the beginning of the summer holidays I've finally made it! Long overdue especially considering that it takes place not that far away from home. Pam was our trusted chauffeur (yet again) and co-s...

July 9, 2017

This is just a snapshot of some of the other things that caught my interest during my stay over the weekend:

Who could not have been impressed by Annabel Diaz?

Just the scale of her large self-portrait figures were not rivalled by anything else at this festival. I was es...

July 8, 2017

This was my first time attending the ICF which is a biannual event held in the university grounds in Aberystwyth. It caters from Friday until late Sunday everything pottery related from workshops, symposiums, sales, exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, kiln firings, awa...

July 3, 2017

On the way to Aberystwyth some of us had the great opportunity to stop by Meri Wells, who lives and works not far from the lovely town of Machynlleth.

The house is nestled in a valley surrounded by fields with sheep. But before you get to her house you have to go throug...