Having discovered the photo of Taxile Doat so suavely dressed for a photo in his studio, I began to look for photos of other artistic dandies. Here are a few.The first are the Futurists in their bowler hats. Bowlers became a symbol of bourgeois mediocrity but when (l-r) Russolo, Carra, Marinetti, Boccioni and Severini wore … Continue reading DANDIES IN THE STUDIO
My pottery is in the maiolica tradition but I avoid maiolica clichés (birds, flowers, fruit and fishes) and try to make designs for today. The theme I've been exploring for some time is the arabesque - a curving line that follows the form of the pot and the shape of the brush. Believe me, birds and flowers would … Continue reading FOUR FACES OF THE SAME POT
Taking a break from working in my filthy overalls, I’ve been looking at old manuals of pottery.The Arts and Crafts movement stimulated an interest in pottery and other applied arts, and as well as the famous art potteries (like the Ruskin Pottery, Pilkington’s Lancastrian, William de Morgan’s and Bernard Moore’s) there was an upsurge in … Continue reading DO YOU DRESS PROPERLY FOR WORK?