Monday, 27 June 2011


We've all now returned from Rufford. It was a good show but so exhausting! The weather was very good and the organisation excellent so that everything went very smoothly.
I have posted all the pictures I took which weren't very many and I've organised them in no particular order.
Hannah is above just coming to the end of her demonstration. I thought it was a difficult thing to do to stay calm and talk when you are concentrating on banding and slip trailing. It's fascinating seeing other peoples methods of working.
Chiu-i Wu ceramics was in the court yard where I was. I enjoyed the humour of her work.
Here's Doug watching his stand or are there some others watching his stand! Seriously though one of the good things about a pottery festival is meeting up with the other potters and having 'pot' speak. It's also very helpful and informative to talk to our audience of pottery buyers. It can be quite isolating working away in the studio and some how getting out to a festival refocuses the mind.

Tof Milway and his stand. (This one is just for Dan)! Tof's work is very vibrant. It is somehow very joyful pottery.Link
Jane Cox's stand was opposite mine, her work is perfection. The colourful glazes sang and the finish on her pots was exquisite.

Finally my stand. I was disappointed with my stand this time. I thought I would try something different to what I've done before but I don't think it worked too well.


  1. Bless you, Margaret, for Toff, Hannah and Doug. I'm staying home this summer and missing England terribly...

  2. Hey Margaret, fab spending time with you again. Your stand and your pots were lovely.
    Calm! I was not anything like calm! I was flapping and squawking inside like a farmyard g full of startled hens.
    Like the "where's the Wally" picture, we should have done loads of them! Next time, maybe at Hatfield we could do a whole series of them.

  3. Thanks for the photos Margaret. Your pots certainly look lovely there all together.

  4. Thanks, Margaret. It's good to see these friends in their native surroundings. We need to get over there some time soon.

  5. Fantastic work! They're very lovely. And thanks for sharing these photos to us. I hope you will keep on posting more articles like this one.

  6. gorgeous work as always margaret!! and super seeing some of the other stands too :)) its always a challenge setting up the stall I have market this wkd and the challenge awaits!!

  7. Hi Margaret
    I spoke to you at Rufford and have been so busy I've only just dug your business card out of my rucksack. I wanted to let you know the my catalogue for a specialist auction of Studio Pottery is available online at If you know anyone who might be interested, please let them know.
    Now I have found your blog, I will keep my eye on it.

    Kind regards, Claire Knight