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Filming the trip

One of the missions I had set myself for this trip was to get some footage of the artist working in their studios. So I have been duly carrying my tripod and camera along to every studio visit and politely […]

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Visit to Guri to meet Jong Jin Park

KyungWon accompanied me to visit Jongjin Park in his studio, which is in a town called Guri, south east of Seoul. The journey involved trains and buses and we ended up in downtown Geru you looking up at a semi […]

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Yanggu Porcelain Museum

This was one of the bigger trips out of Seoul. Yanggu is a province but also a town situated in the north west of South Korea, quite close to the border with North Korea. Before coming to Korea several people […]

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Pildong Pottery & opening of LVS Showroom

The day I flew back from Jeju, I went straight from Gimpo airport to the first appointment of my last week in Seoul. Every day we had at least one scheduled meeting. Today we went to see Hye Mi, a […]

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Jeju Island in search of plants

I’m writing this on the plane back from Jeju to Seoul. A good time to catch up with the blog. Once I get back to Seoul, I will have exactly one week left, which is not long, especially considering I […]

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Visit to ClayArch Gimhae Museum

One of the official visits planned for this trip was a visit to ClayArch Gimhae Museum, in the south west of Korea. ClayArch is so-named due to its primary focus being architectural ceramics ‘Clay’ and ‘Arch’ for architecture. It is […]

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Seoul University Lecture

I was invited by the ceramics department of Seoul University to give a lecture to all the year groups of both undergraduate and masters courses. This was something that had been in the diary for months, organised by Kyung Won […]

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COLLECT Open

I have been selected through an application process to exhibit at Collect Open, Saatchi Gallery 3rd – 6th February 2017. To make this large installation work I have received an Arts Council ‘Grants for the Arts’ Award. Follow my works progress in this blog.

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Made in Korea

Made in Korea is an exhibition and residency programme for Korean ceramists in 2017, hosted by The Ceramic House. The exhibition then tours to Sladmore Contemporary. An Arts Council AIDF grant funded a research trip to Korea.

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Working while resting

I am now recovering from a relatively mild bout of shingles – thankfully! I think I got to the doctor’s just in time to get the anti-virals. The advice I got was to rest, which I have done my best to […]

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The Welsh Yew – Myth & Reality

This was a wonderful opportunity to research a remarkable tree, especially as it has been appreciated and held in high regard for hundreds of years here in Wales.

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A Museum within a Gallery

As we all finish off our works for the forthcoming exhibition at Tate Liverpool, discussions and last minute signing off of details for the next stage in Sheffield, are under way. Its been really challenging to get so many exhibitions […]

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Unexpected collaboration

I’m facing the awkward dilemma at the moment, of having to vandalise someone else’s work. For an exhibition in September, I was going to continue experimenting with ceramics and clay polymer,  to create a work with a Greek Theme (in […]

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