Ceramike is an attempt to share my enthusiasm, knowledge and
photographs of functional studio pottery. I must admit to being
a follower of traditional work of Leach influence and enjoy my
annual pilgrimage down to St. Ives. I only wish my interest had
been kindled earlier in life so I would have been able to meet
more of the potters I admire and would have been able to buy at
more reasonable prices.
My experience of potters and fellow collectors is a happy one,
the studio pottery world seems to attract the right sort of people.
My response has been to build this archive and share it
with you all. Judging by the favourable comments that I receive
on a regular basis, my work is appreciated but please feel
free to suggest improvements. Those of you familiar with Ebay
may have noticed that ceramike
occasionally participates. Money and space are both limited so
the buy and sell technique helps keep new pots arriving and allows
me to stay within budget.
I would like try pottery for myself but a mortgage and children
going through university mean I can't give up my day job yet.
I was once a research geologist so I have worked with the raw
materials of pottery which was a good start but I've spent the
last 30 years in the computer industry working as a software engineer.
My other interests are photography and travelling, fortunately
these can easily be combined with pottery.