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Ceramics at Blackwell

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House near Bowness in the Lake District is one of our favourite destinations for a day out, often combined, as was the case last Saturday, with a trip over to Abbot Hall Gallery in Kendal. 337 more words


Speak up or Shut Up

We had an interesting debate in college a week ago on the subject of whether to talk and write about one’s art or whether it is better to let it speak for itself.  869 more words

Lucie Rie and the paradox of Schrödinger's pot

I don’t like pots. I just like some pots

Lucie Rie

The pots speak for themselves, but the intellectual side of Lucie is sometimes overlooked.  1,128 more words


Our first asparagus harvest: worth the wait

Two years ago, at the end of what we were told had been the coldest March for fifty years, I cleared a layer of frozen snow on our allotment and planted fifteen asparagus crowns that we had ordered from the Royal Horticultural Society, but which arrived just as a blizzard moved in. 2,143 more words



Daca stii limbi straine, esti acasa pretutindeni.  (Edmund de Waal)

Limbi Straine

Book Review: The Hare With Amber Eyes

The Hare with Amber Eyes is beautifully written and takes the reader on a journey through a family history of nearly 200 years.

The author Edmund de Waal, a ceramicist, tells the story of the Ephrussi, his family, who had been a very wealthy and well-known European Jewish banking dynasty. 230 more words


Review: Hare with Amber Eyes

From Japan to Paris, through Vienna and back to Japan. In his memoir entitled The Hare with Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal recounts the fascinating family saga that surrounded 264… 395 more words