Chawan: A Quick-Start Guide

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in pottery, research | 4 Comments
Chawan: A Quick-Start Guide

Chawan: An Introduction I’ve been making various chawan in the workshop this week. I like these forms because the potter and user develop a close relationship with them. Chawan are an intimate kind of pot: a lot of thought is given to how they feel to the hand, how they balance, and how they’re met […]

William Marshall: Research Trip

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in research | No Comments
William Marshall: Research Trip

I recently returned to Cornwall from a William Marshall research trip. I visited collectors in Brighton and Southampton. It was great to see old friends and make new ones too! One collector had gathered a large number of pots and several lever-arch files. Each file contained Bill Marshall archive material. I spent over two and […]

William Marshall: The Beginnings of a Book

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in research | 2 Comments
William Marshall: The Beginnings of a Book

William Marshall: First Meeting I first met William Marshall (Bill to those who knew him) in the late 1990s when I was becoming interested in studio pottery. I went to his pottery, nestled off the main road in Lelant, to try and meet the potter whose work had really caught my eye. I’d been pouring […]

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