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Studying Staley

Studying Staley

The Perfect Jar by Potter Chris Staley

"To create compelling pots one has to dig deep within yourself. You have to notice what you notice in the world around you. Notice what moves you. It's a question of making your thoughts and feelings real. It can be so easy to fall back on some conventional tropes.  In the end, as clich√© as it may sound, the artist has to follow their muses..."

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Susan Whelan/Number of views (28)/Comments (0)/
John Maltby

John Maltby

The Artist and his Work

John Maltby, one of Britain's most respected and versatile artists, has been working in clay for over 50 years. Born in 1936 in Lincolnshire, UK, he studied sculpture at the Leicester College of Art and at Goldsmith’s College in London. For two years afterward, he taught painting at a small private boys school where he met his future wife, Heather.

Monday, January 23, 2017/Author: Susan Whelan/Number of views (158)/Comments (0)/
Mystery Pot 28 Maker

Mystery Pot 28 Maker

Marianne de Trey 1913-2016

In an odd coincidence, Marianne de Trey died at the age of 102 on October 18, 2016, the day we scheduled her Mystery Pot. A pioneer in the British functional studio pottery movement that began after WWII, Marianne de Trey followed the tradition of Bernard Leach, creating handcrafted pottery as an alternative to factory produced goods.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016/Author: Susan Whelan/Number of views (626)/Comments (0)/
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Who makes the best Jack-o-Lanterns?

Who makes the best Jack-o-Lanterns?

Potters! Why?

It has to be because the tools of our trade so easily convert to the carving of pumpkin flesh. Plus, we are wildly creative individuals!  Bailey Pottery has put together a set of professional pumpkin carving tools for creative adults to use. With the amazing selection of carving templates available online today, everybody and their mother can carve a pumpkin to be proud of this year. Here are some pumpkin carving tips that will make you a pumpkin carving pro in no time!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016/Author: Susan Whelan/Number of views (728)/Comments (0)/
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