Instructor of Ceramics, Department of Fine Art, King's College
University of Durham, Newcastle, England 1959-1963
A series of slab built bottles with wheel thrown glazed tops.
1 and 3: Hand made clay stamp decoration.
2 and 4: Torn slab applied decoration, brushed with engobe before stoneware temperature firing.
Details from a series of stamped decorated mural panels for a local Primary school.
Invitation to visit Scripps College in California
Slab built pieces, Scripps, California 1961
Traveling scholarships to study murals and ceramics in Mexico
Pieces made from local clay were brought from San Juan Teotihuacan studio to the Lomas District studio in Mexico City.
These clay pieces were exhibited at the Casa de los Arquitectos, which financed further travels to the Yucatan peninsula.
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland 1953-57
Diploma in Design with a Mayor in Murals and Ceramics
How lucky we were, and how deeply satisfying it was, to be able to dip our student pieces into glazes our instructor Katie Horsman had collected during her travels and visits with many of the leading artist craftsmen and women of that time.
Our notebooks included glaze recipes from Bernard Leach,
Shoji Hamada, Peter Voulkos, and other artists who are still much honored and collected by museums worldwide today.