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‘The world is so loud … keep falling, I’ll find you.’ Kate Bush, Snowflake Tonight’s full moon is a harvest moon – the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. I went to the pottery early in the morning to unload the kiln. The city was empty, virtually devoid of traffic, and very quiet. At

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Moon: waxing crescent.Soundtrack: new TOOL album Lunch: homemade rosemary and lavender cake (vegan)… September. It’s getting colder. The light has changed, becoming whiter, and the trees stream noisily overhead when I cycle home from the pottery. I love this time of year, it’s rich with emotional connections and memories. I feel my inner life condensing

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‘Craft is what enables you to work when you haven’t got any inspiration’ Brian Eno Anyone can, and should, at some time in their lives, make a pot. You don’t need anyone’s permission. You don’t have to be ‘artistic’ or think of yourself as ‘creative’. You just have to really want to do it and

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‘Part broken, part whole, you begin again’ Jeanette Winterson We were cycling away from the pottery the other day and Sylwia said to me ‘I can smell the Autumn’. It made me want to go home and listen to The Sensual World by Kate Bush. Different times of year evoke rich associations which are often

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