Guy Sydenham

August 2019
What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than tucking into a good read! 
I am lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of this book - A Potters Life - autobiography by local potter Guy Sydenham. He worked at Poole Pottery,  built his own studio on Long Island where he also lived, on a boat with his family. He built his own wheel and used the wild clay from the natural banks. Work was then fired using driftwood and salt glazing with sea water.
Ingenuity at its best. This makes me want to get back to basics and use my own native clay (I have clay deposits right outside my studio!).