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Author: Maria Murtagh

June/ July 2024

I will be exhibiting with the Richmond Society of Artists at their Summer Exhibition in The Landmark Arts Centre in Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN from 20th to 23rd June 2024. The Private view happens on 20th June from 6pm to 8pm and the exhibition is then open Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd from 10am to 5pm. The show is also open on Sunday 23rd June from 10am to 4pm. Everybody is welcome to this inspirational venue.

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February 2024

I thought it would be good to show the journey involved in making a Moon Jar. The pot is created using two bowl forms joined together and finished on the wheel. Firstly the bowls are turned to create foot rings which will then be finished at the final stage. The bowls are then joined together to make the basic moon shape. A sausage of clay is worked into the area where the pots join to ensure a good bond. The pot is then returned to the wheel for the finishing process which involves removing the excess clay and then smoothing the surface. At this point the hole is made for the top of the...

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