Category Archives: Learning

Let’s Play Hungry Hungry Hippos

“The waiting game sucks. Let’s play hungry hungry hippos” Homer J Simpson In January I submitted my dissertation for my Master’s research project. I am surprised by how long the process of writing up can take, but a lot of … Continue reading

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Throwing Down the Towel

This week marks to start of the BBC’s Great British Pottery Throw Down, and from the pottery community there has been a mixed response as expected.  Personally I am feeling more upbeat about the program.

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Filming and Editing

At my last supervisory meeting I was encouraged to create something a bit more visually interesting in my video than I had submitted at the meeting.  The videos I submitted for the meeting were the first videos I had ever … Continue reading

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Looming Boredom

“boredom haunts me as I work, I fear it will destroy me. I want to be better than my fears” -a note in my sketchbook. Not all old ideas and thoughts are comfortable. Putting them out into the world makes … Continue reading

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Distancing

A video posted by Joseph Travis (@redfoxpottery) on Aug 16, 2015 at 4:51am PDT Recently I keep trying to write about the work of Ayumi Horie, James Gurney, Austin Kleon and so on. But every piece I write becomes torrid … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to the painterly potter?

Watching Alex Shimwell throw on YouTube always reminds me of watching Kevin Millward. Kevin Millward was a visiting tutor during my final year of my Undergraduate degree, he only taught at the university one day a week for four weeks. … Continue reading

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1 : 453.6 or 1 : 2.2

I am fascinated by numbers at 16 years old I used to say I loved working with numbers, but that was before I did double maths for my A-Levels. I was good at working with numbers, more so than reciting … Continue reading

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Slow Starting

Staggered stumbling starts words awkwardly twist not forming cohesively stopping any progress -Red Fox Poet Writing for the lending library I sat each piece on my desk, I measured it, entered the technical data. I had made each one, I … Continue reading

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Next Nurph Chat

Last night was the Nurph chat,thank you for everyone that came out live and watched. It was an amazing time talking to Adam Field, Paul Blais, Carole Epp and Michael Kline. There is a recording in the projects section of … Continue reading

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Layers upon Layers

Layering is something that has been occupying my thoughts recently. This is due to the “writing matters” course at MIRIAD. In fact my talk I did on the Common Themes in the Research (link) was the building of several layers … Continue reading

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