Contemporary Handmade Ceramics in Edinburgh



New glaze surfaces

Over the summer I have been working with some students developing different kinds of glaze surfaces for stoneware temperatures.  I thought it was important to put my money where my…

Scottish Potters Workshop

Both Fiona and I had a really good time working with some of the Scottish Potters Association members last Saturday.  There were some really good discussions, and a breadth of knowledge. …

Stoneware Glaze investigation

I was asked by another student at the studio to give some examples of stoneware glaze recipes, how to mix them up, what does what in the glaze. The recipes…

Relief Printing Ink for ceramics

Introduction Here are instructions to base an investigation into lino printing onto clay.  Quite a few people have been doing this for a while, and there are good books on…

Studio Slip Recipe

I thought it was a good idea to amalgamate a bunch of notes on our studio slip.  Both Fiona and I have used this in various forms for years and…

Handmade Edinburgh

This is a great opportunity for me I hope, and it will be a launch of the jigger jolly work I have been developing over the last year or so. …



I really enjoy working with other artists and designers to realize ideas in clay. There are more times than not really good exchanges of ideas, techniques, and methods happen. If you would like to work with me, get in touch.

Design and Make

If you have an idea that you would like to make in ceramics, but can't, won't, or shouldn't work along side me, I can design and make objects to your specification. If you'd like me to make something for you, get in touch.

Tutoring and Classes

I run an open access studio for projects in ceramics with Fiona Thompson. We run regular classes, bespoke workshops for groups, and specialist materials classes.

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