08 January 2017


Keeping my eyes and mind open for ideas for developing my ceramic "chimney pots"... I'm looking for simple but robust shapes and wondering how they might be made of fabric and be firm enough to keep their shape when dipped in clay.

Seen in the British Museum (exhibition of prints and objects from post-war Europe - till 22 January), these vessels are built of slabs of porcelain. They reminded me of strips of fabric, perhaps of creamy woolly blankets -
 This carefully shaped basket sits on a window sill, at the moment - it's made with paper yarns by Polly Pollock, twined around handles from carrier bags. The knots are on the outside, and the inside is smooth, pristine -

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