Patrick Sargent wood-firing potter

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Patrick Sargent was the first modern wood-firing potter, inspired by the ancient techniques of Japan and especially those of Shigaraki, that came to my attention. I have to admit that when I first saw his work I wasn’t immediately impressed, … Continued

Shigaraki Pottery: The origins of today’s wood-fired pottery

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Shigaraki pottery generally refers to the wood-fired stoneware pottery made in the Shigaraki area around 45 kilometres south east of the city of Kyoto and is important for being one of the ‘Six Old Kilns’ of Japan. The town of … Continued

Harlequin Gallery November 2016 exhibition

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Just to let you know that the November 2016 exhibition will continue to be open throughout the month by appointment and that new pots have been added and will continue to be added to replace ones that have sold. If … Continued

Marianne de Trey – a celebration

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Marianne de Trey, who died a few weeks ago on 18th October, would have been celebrating her 103rd birthday on the day the Harlequin Gallery exhibition opens on 3rd November 2016. I believe it would be disrespectful if I didn’t … Continued

British and Japanese Studio Pottery

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Thursday 3rd November sees the start of the next Harlequin Gallery exhibition of recently acquired British and Japanese studio pottery that will continue throughout the month. On Thursday 3rd and Saturday 5th November the gallery will be open from 11am … Continued