Today I went on a whistle-stop tour, complete with my family, to the industrial heart-lands of Stoke-on-Trent, the historic home of ceramics, to visit Middleport Pottery, where I am involved in a joint exhibition with the Midland Potters Association.
The preserved site was originally constructed in 1888 for a well-known local ceramics company, Burgess & Leigh Limited and has only recently been restored with funding from the Princes Trust. It is a Grade II* listed site of red-brick maze, containing historic machinery, archives and collections in every corner, as well as studio spaces for new local artisans.
So, it is with great pride that I was amongst 15 selected potters to display their work in one of the old packing houses.
Last month I gave you the behind-the-scenes in my studio, this blog looks very briefly at the site of my current exhibition, which is open until April 24 at the Princes Studio and Gallery, in Burslem, in association with Barewall Gallery.