How Making Ceramics and Web 2.0 taught me to speak out and gave me a voice.

This is an extract from a talk first given at the Material Matters Seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University on 10th December 2014.  It was presented with the following Svend Bayer YouTube video in the playing Background. It was originally published on my research blog.   In my early twenties I started searching for my own identity, I was stuck 200miles away from home studying the most hands on of all the classical science degrees, chemistry. Though as hands on as chemistry was there is something very hands-off about concentrated Hydrochloric acid that had a permanent place on my workbench. My…

New Beginnings

  I decided recently that the best thing to do was to start everything afresh.  That means I am going to archive my old blog that I haven’t used in 3 years.  I will also be adding posts from my research blog to have everything in one place. Since I last blogged as Red Fox Pottery, I qualified as a teacher for post compulsory education, took a year out as a full time dad and then started a Masters Degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. My wife Anthea is doing Nursing training, so I can’t see any new ceramic animals in…