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The First Keswick-Ware

Thanks to all the good people at The East Keswick Wildlife Trust (where I am a volunteer), especially to David Smith for coming up with the name Keswick-Ware. I like to think I know a good thing when I hear it, and as soon as David mooted the idea I was immediately on it.

And here are the first pieces that I’ve produced. They are all hand built using the traditional coiling method. Each piece is based on a single line which is taken from nature. It gives them a pleasing, simple and natural beauty.

The clay was actually dug from the grounds of the Wildlife Trust before being processed and prepared. I also built (With the Help of Melanie and Liz) a Roman Style wood fired kiln from this clay at Ox Close Wood. 

We made a video of it which is also here on my website. click here to watch

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