Victoria and Albert Museum

This is where it all started for me as a 16 year old, and this is where I leave the journey through the V & A Ceramic Halls. These humble pots still have the voice of their creators and that is some test of time. Pieces like these underline my own relationship with clay, and they reinforce all that is good about pot making.
I am preparing for another journey, back to the future, Spain has been very wet for the past two months and I wonder what I will find when I get there. The boot is loaded with Spencroft’s SRB8-G clay (ridiculous I know, but the Spanish stuff is just too high in iron for my work) and CTM’s stains. There is a storm in Biscay tomorrow spreading northerly into the Channel so it is going to be a rough crossing, all that ballast will be essential me thinks!