How time flies when you are having fun!
It really is 45 years ago this autumn when I first came to Hackney, in 1975, from Bow, and set up my pottery workshop. I was then teaching ceramics in further education, and also teaching woodwork/furniture making for Hackney Adult Institute.
Clay is the most wonderful responsive stuff in one’s hands, until fired in the kiln, when it becomes durable and the objects all strong & usable. I am inspired by experimenting with the variety of ceramic techniques, by cooking and serving food, and by my lovely customers who come and make comments & requests and then enjoy the results in use in their daily lives. The user completes each pot with content and emotion.
My life has evolved and revolved happily around the roundabout, with my friendly neighbouring businesses and residents, with my children at nearby schools, with local choir/book/walking groups, Well Street Common and gardening on the roundabout.
It is a pleasure to be here still.
Though I cannot have a party or offer hospitality in the current times I hope you will celebrate with me when you take your next sip of wine/coffee/gin - wherever you may be.
A friend has made this little film for me https://vimeo.com/460878312