“The autumn’s approach,
A continuation of my exploration of spontaneity, I have been throwing on the wheel, making teabowls for an exhibition in April at The Clay Museum. ‘Zen in the art of the tea ceremony’ by Horst Hammitzsch, a book I have owned for decades, refreshed my interest in this discipline and provided a timely inspiration for the current concerns in my work. Mainly a sense of freedom, going with the flow, just ‘being there’. This may all seem a bit anachronistic in some ways, a throw back to the trends of the 70’s in the west, but the principles remain timeless and remain for me , always, something to strive (or not strive as it were!) for..