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Pat  Southwood


Wood fired Ceramics from the Norfolk Broads

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Here you will find the everyday ramblings of a rural potter.

Based in just outside Norwich in the beautiful County of Norfolk, next to Salhouse Broad.

Wood Fired/Soda  & Electric.

Pots for the home and for flowers .

Inspired by the East.

Norfolk & Japan.

Off to exotic Ely on the morrow.

By patsouthwood, Oct 16 2014 08:35PM

The first of the Autumnal shows starts, for me anyway, this weekend in Ely, at

The Maltings.

I havn't done this show before, but friends have and they and they speak very highly of it.

Fellow NCCS member Paul Jackson will be there I see, so we are representing our County well!

The colours of the trees and bushes down at the workshop are really looking stunning, especially in this balmy Indian summer we are having. My tree mallow is still in full flower and I have cut down the willow hedge at the front and along the side of the workshop. Some of the twisted willow was even posted to a chum in Essex, it seemed such a shame to just throw it away. Rather than chuck most of it, I have built a live shelter with poles and growing willow. Hopefully by next summer it will be nice and shady to sit under when I'm firing Freda.

Talking of whom, whispers, but she is being a really good girl, 22 firings and producing work that makes me so happy. Wether anyone else will like it at the NCCS "Inspired" exhibition at Norwich Cathedral Hostry next month, is anyones guess. But I have done my best and I think they are pots I have been wanting to make for so long. Onwards and upwards.

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