I'm in my ninetieth year and I am now in the smallest workshop with a Japanese-style te-rokuro hand-wheel and a small kiln.
I'm almost back to my 'beginnings' in the post-war years, sixty-five or more ago when I first met Harry Memmott and through him Merv Feeney who had just become a working partner in the pioneering Sandison Pottery. Neither Harry nor I were potters at that time but we became ones, and also neighbours, and it was the beginning of a long friendship. We owed much of what we learned to Merv, who himself had been a pottery apprentice, then also an industrial chemist and finally, for us and for others, a memorable and generous teacher. Harry has gone, Merv. has too and I'm soon to go but we were grateful to have lived in those times.
This free-form platter has a shino-type glaze and is 34 by 34 cms. All these final forms were made in 2016