Author Archive | Robin Wood

traditional pottery in the UK

I am a huge fan of traditional pottery and draw a lot of inspiration from potters, their work, their pots and in many cases their writing too. Pottery seems to have a connection with the earth and with it’s historical routes in a way that I like to think my work does but much of […]

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big spoons for English Heritage

I am currently working on an order for replica woodware for an English Heritage project at Dover Great Tower. I have lots of designs for 12th century wooden bowls both for the kitchens and Kings quarters but spoons were a bit more difficult. Here are the few pics I have managed to find and the […]

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flint knapping

I find it is very helpful to me in my work to occasionally go and spend some time working with another craftsman. To learn new unrelated skills often is very inspirational, I guess I am lucky in that after working in the crafts for many years I know many of the best traditional craftspeople in […]

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one for the whisky drinkers

I have just finished this rather fine quaich for a special order from a customer in Sweden. It may look just like the normal quaich on my website untill you see it alongside the one I use myself. It is a big brother quaich. Although I have been making quaiches for a couple of years […]

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a finished bench

This morning I had to stay home with a sick son but Geoff braved the foul morning weather, high wind and driving rain to cut the last coping stones and finish off our bench. I went along in the afternoon to take some pictures just as he finished off. We are both really pleased with […]

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apprenticeship the book

I have just read a rather enjoyable short book called “Apprenticeship, The Necessity of Learning by Doing” By Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley & Martin Gay Ford. At £8 for 50 small pages it is not a cheap book but I certainly had my £8 worth from it. The forward by HRH Price Charles is in […]

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