We always knew that making mainly functional pots by hand is not an easy way to make a living but we (somewhat blindly) trusted that, if we applied ourselves and were able to remain creatively engaged, people would like our work and we would do OK.… Read more...

As Fine Art graduates, James and I are generally drawn to making functional things as a refuge from the complexities of Art. However, earlier this year we dedicated a period of time to making pots which are not intended for use.… Read more...

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

William Morris

The most useful pots are the ones at the top of the stack or the front of the shelf; it almost seems as if they are self-selecting.… Read more...

James and Tilla Waters 2017

Some jobs are so daunting they get put off for years… like updating our profile picture. Over a year ago I realised that our portrait didn’t look like us anymore and that trying to persuade myself it didn’t matter / putting my head in the sand hadn’t worked.… Read more...

Our studio will be open to the public from July 22nd – 30th as part of the Tywi Valley Open Studios. 

We did it for the first time last year (you may remember my post about it) and were impressed by the variety of visitors and reasons to visit: some were neighbours wanting to call in for a chat; some were discerning collectors looking for treasure; some were ceramics students wanting to quiz us about our practice… and some used it as an excuse to explore unseen parts of our beautiful area.… Read more...

Suddenly there are flowers everywhere.  I’ve been bringing them into the house and although I have lots of vases, many of them weren’t designed to be used as a vase. These are some of my favourites:

My brother was an avid bottle hunter as a teenager and this is one he found in a bottle dump in the 1970s.… Read more...