Tag Archives: Pottery

Island Life: Isolation and Purpose

Barely a mile and a half by one mile, Brownsea Island is hard to get lost on. Nestled like a cork in the bottleneck of Poole Harbour, it’s been inhabited since ancient times, most recently by the National Trust, who … Continue reading

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The senses of learning: touch

I have only thrown one pot in my life, a rather lumpy green affair, but nonetheless, it holds pride of place on a shelf, testament to a liberal schooling system and limitless enthusiasm. This morning i was listening to an … Continue reading

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A legacy of learning: building a history in pottery.

Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada founded the Leach pottery in 1920 (www.leachpottery.com). It’s probably one of the most well known and influential studio potteries in the world, outlasting both it’s founders and spawning a whole network of Leach trained and … Continue reading

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