Thursday, January 27, 2011


Part three in the Cookie Jar epic.Click title to watch.Excuse poor quality- normal service will be resumed &c.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunset in Lotem

Helen and I visited Yahel [who now has her very own apprentice] after her recent successful gas firing- lots of promising pots and dramatic sunset colours reflected on a plastic window over the way from her studio.

Friday, January 21, 2011


A nice and abandoned house I spotted on a recent trip to Tiveria [can you see the cables and antennae I airbrushed out?]

Clay From The Ras

Abby came back from the charmingly-named Ras al Satan in the Sinai and brought me some local clay to try out...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Batya's Studio

My neighbour Batya has built an inviting three-wheel pottery studio in an old water-cistern under her courtyard. Note solid-looking wedging-table on left,and my old [ancient] Shimpo wheel next to it.


A small sample of what you find when you dig a hole in the road in this part of the world.

More Excavations

Digging up Rehov Arlozorov [I think] in preparation [we suspect] for the imminent arrival of the Messiah. Inevitably,they'll have to dig it up again in a few years when Israeli Natural Gas comes on line.

From the Depths

At a recent event in the depths of Livnot uLehibanot's seemingly-endless excavations- various ethnically-garbed locals baking and story-telling for the benefit of a group of itinerant government officials,with me on the wheel [but out of the picture] practicing throwing as performance art.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Self-Throwing Clay

Ah,the wonders of technology.