I work in earthenware,
using simple slips and glazes
to produce figurative work
often depicting rural scenes,
and large highly decorated
thrown pieces.

Rosalind Smith - potter

"I thought clay must feel happy in the good potter's hand"

I love this quote from the writer Janet Fitch, although for me the inverse is true - good clay in my potter's hands makes me feel truly happy.

We never really know where life is going to take us but one day mine led me to the door of potter Geoff Fuller who allowed me to become his 'apprentice' after a fashion.

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I am starting this year in Oxford with a show curated by Handmade in Britain called 'Handmade Oxford 2018'.  This is a new show for me and I'm really looking forward to it.  I'm also attending my two favourite Art in Clay shows and of course, the fantastic 'Pots and Food' which is just so much fun and features some of the most fantastic makers around.

Art in Clay, Hatfield House

Now in it's 24th year, Art in Clay at Hatfield House goes from strength to strength and has firmly established itself as one of the most important ceramic events in Europe.

Art in Clay, Farnham

I had a fantastic show here last year.  Farnham is an indoor exhibition of some of the finest ceramics currently being made by individual makers in the UK and Europe, in the beautifully restored former Brewery, the Maltings.

 

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