Author Archives: jskcolorclay

Belfast 2nd day Part one

This post is being written over a course of days even more than a year after it happened. But as I sit on my porch back here in Wilkinsburg – the weather is oddly as beautiful as it was this … Continue reading

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June 26 Ardrossan to Stranraer, to Carnryan to Larne to Belfast!

Three parts: to the Stranraer then Cairnryan, to Belfast , then meeting up with Maeve In the morning, my host insisted that she take me to the train station as she was taking her girl to school. I remember being … Continue reading

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June 25, Ft William to Ardrossan, where lessons were learned

This day came in three parts: Time in Fort William, the train ride and the Ardrossan. First:Since I had timed things so that I had lots of time, I was able to go down the hill from the hostel and … Continue reading

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June 24, Mallaig to Fort William

The crossing from Armadale to Mallaig was a short one.  It was a long haul out of the ferry then plenty of time before the train down to Fort William. Trouble was the really cute train station was not open … Continue reading

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June 23 Let’s go Back to Scotland: Fairies and ferries

So here and now as I write the holidays are over – actually not quite for me – I’m writing in late January and have my tree up and cards to write yet.  But I am quite anxious to get … Continue reading

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Interuption from past and future

I want to take a break right here brought on by talking about feeling at home with the potters. Three things: – One is that is a big part of my identity even though I’m far from accomplished. I consider … Continue reading

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June 22, Patricia Shone, Potter

I first came across Patricia’s work back when this trip back  was just a gleam in my eye. I was looking for wood firing ceramicists and came across her site. – And I just fell in love with her work, … Continue reading

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