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Dorset Magazine – What it’s like to own Durdle Door

I’d often wondered what it must be like to own something as amazing as Durdle Door, the iconic limestone arch that’s become the symbol of Dorset, as well as of its custodians, the Lulworth Estate. Luckily the estate’s owner, James Weld, was happy to tell me for this piece which was the cover story in the April 2017 edition of Dorset magazine.

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Coast Magazine – November 2013

My latest piece has just been published in the lovely Coast magazine as part of their Crafts Special and they’ve even been kind enough to make me a featured contributor!

They asked me to trial a day at the Vinegar Hill Pottery  in Milford-on-Sea in Hampshire, photographed by Louise Bowditch of BlueCloud Photography. Like many novices I had visions of clay flying across the room, water splashing over my head and pots that were only fit for the cat’s bowl at the end. How wrong I was. Thanks to the expert and kindly tuition of David Rogers I managed to make pots, beakers and plates.  There were six of us on the course, some more artistically-inclined than others, but we all found something to enjoy as our wheels whirled and only some of our work was so bad that it went on the reject pile. Fuelled by indecent amounts of cake and a heavenly lunch, there was even time for a stroll to the beach at the end.

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