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Blue Owl Bowl: hand-built, gas fired stoneware, by Chiu-i Wu

I’ve seen Chiu-i’s work on a number of occasions and have always been captivated by the whimsical imagination of her pieces. At Potfest Scotland last year I fell in love with a particular piece, but hesitated in buying it until I had reached my own sales target. Big mistake… unsurprisingly by the Sunday it had already been bought.

This year I was determined not to make the same error, so I visited her stand early last Friday to take a look. I wasn’t disappointed, and this gorgeous little bowl has come home with me.




Well I’ve done it now. I’ve just sent off my application form for a show next summer. So, provided I get a place, I now need to get a wiggle on. I needed something like this to spur me on. I’m hoping to do some smaller local fairs before then, and get selling online, but it gives me a deadline for a proper collection. Now I’ve no excuse…