Holiday in England: Cambridge

  This year marks fifty years since I immigrated to Canada from England. Over the years I’ve made many trips back, usually with Alan, but sometimes on my own. I always make a point of revisiting favourite potters and galleries near where family members live. After Al had had his eight-day trip to Osaka recently we agreed that I should take a holiday in England alone, mainly to catch up with my large family over there. So I’ve just returned from twelve days in England and Berlin with ...

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Birds flying Air Canada

Once again I have packed jugbirds into a smaller-than-carry-on-size box ready to take to the airport with me tomorrow. I think the allowable size is now smaller so some will have to go in my hand-bag too. Good thing I only want a book and passport besides them.             While I am travelling to Cambridge, Berlin briefly, London and Salisbury – all to visit family members, I won’t be able to blog. So I’d like to post photos of the nine jugbirds ...

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Fine pots at Primavera

It’s always exciting to wander through the three floors of Primavera Gallery. There are prints, fine weavings, lots of contemporary jewellery, handmade furniture, sculptures, glass art and of course a huge selection of the best British pottery. http://www.primaveragallery.co.uk Downstairs one finds shelves of functional ware alongside a display case of the very valuable historic pieces by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and others. I always spot a good selection of Richard Batterham and Philip Wood ...

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Innovations in Ceramic Art

http://www.onlineceramics.com/event/innovations-in-ceramic-art/           Word about this ceramics event has appeared online and in my latest copy of ‘Ceramic Review’ and I wondered if I might happen to be in the Cambridge area when it’s on in October. Some years ago I was lucky to be in London on the weekend of ‘Ceramics in the City’ and was thrilled to meet all the artists at their stands and to have the chance to connect each with his/her ...

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New Jugbirds for Primavera

  This afternoon I packed jugbirds into a UPS box which is 18″ x 12 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, just a little smaller than the allowable size for ‘carry-on’. It works well because if I don’t try to check the pots, just carry them carefully, I can use less bubble wrap etc. They feel good and snug in the box.                       But I have been asked to show photos of the seven that I am taking to http://www.primaveragallery.co.uk, ...

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