Can there be anything more hypnotic than watching a potter at work at the potter’s wheel? Simon Thorburn has been working as a potter since the 1980’s on Arran. His work is known around the world. Not only due to his incredible artistry, but also the phenomenal interest he has gained through his Youtube video exposure. In this interview Simon discusses his life before Arran and how he got into pottery. He also talks about the process of making his products and his Japanese inspired design ideas for decorating them.
Podcast Ep 5 – Table Of Contents
0.10 Difference between potter and ceramicist
1.00 Childhood School – Craw Pottery
9.00 Self Employed
10.30 Self Painting Pottery
15.00 Moving To Home Farm
19.00 Music life on Arran
27.00 Teacher memories
Resources & Links Mentioned In The Podcast
Click Simon Thorborn Portfolio to see two amazing videos of Simon at work as well as images of pottery.
The Stories From A Scottish Island online shop includes a range of produce from “Arran Ceramics”, you will absolutely love these.
Find out more about Arran Ceramics and Simon at the Arran Ceramics Facebook page.
Here is the official Arran Ceramics website.