Friday, 26 December 2008

Material Culture Theory........

And Ian Hodders




A Christmas present! Archaeology Rocks!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Christmas!! A List of blogs and websites.

I have added a list of links. Notable for me in these are bibliographies which are contained in
Museum of London Ceramics and Glass Collections. http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/publications.asp

Michael Shanks ever changing blog
http://documents.stanford.edu/MichaelShanks/229

Edmund de Waals Website
http://www.edmunddewaal.com/
He lead the way for making pots out of porcelain in the late 20th century.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Knitting

I have been a knitter all my life , my mother taught me at 8 years old. I kniitted my first jumper at 10 years old 'a sloppy joe' of green acrylic. Lord knows where it went. I knitted my first aran cardigan at 13 years. There were loads of obvious mistakes in the panels but I still managed a whole garment. I continued knitting through my teens and twenties.I had a lull when my children were small, knitting the odd garment for them and the odd Kaffe Fassett inspired piece. I still have these.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Besides Pottery




I have been making knitted and felted jewellery exploring the use of materials other than metals for making jewellery.. It was something new in Plymouth. What this exploration has done is open up possibilities of the small sculptural objects, for using materials and processes not traditionally associated with the object. They are objects that contradict themselves I have knitted strawberries, made pendants for christmas presents, earings,brooches. If anyone should want a pattern I can write one out.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The Excavations in the Donyatt Pottery



Coleman-Smith,R. and Pearson, T.(1988) Excavations in The Donyatt Pottery. Oxford, Philimoore.

This book is one of Phil Hardings, from Time Team, favourite books. Also one of mine - as it highlights, with the artefacts themselves, the emergence of modern forms of pottery and the transition from medieval to modern.