On holiday recently, we searched out some interesting potty places to visit. The village of St Jean-la Poterie, in Brittany, has a 1500-year tradition of pottery and clay work. Their two-day “Fête des Lises” was held in a large park and was a festival more like a mini convention than a market.
For the last two months my partner Darby and I have been volunteers at Pilliga Pottery and Barkala Farmstay, located five hours drive north-west of Sydney. Pilliga Pottery is named after the forest park that surrounds us.
Ben Carter was recently brought to New Zealand by the Ceramics Association of New Zealand. While he was here, he took various workshops around the country and interviewed various potters. These are the podcasts of those interviews.
It’s a thick and heavy, substantial tome, good paper, layout design and high production values with ample white space. As soon as it’s in your hands you know it’s something that must be returned to time and again.