What are wild structures

These words are from the dictionary of the Scots language: http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/hut. The terms of which are in common usage unlike the Gaelic which is more common in the highlands. Drystane dyke doocot: pidgeon hole usually near eaves in a building, structure to house doos cot: humble dwelling, cottage, workers housing belonging to employer fauld: an … Continue reading What are wild structures

Holburne Project: vernacular structures

Featured image: Dry stone wall, Holburne Museum Grounds (Affleck) Photograph, 09/01/18 The wall surrounding the immediate museum grounds is a dry stone wall: I had a look on the website of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (http://www.dswa.org.uk/about-the-dswa.asp) accessed 19/01/18, to see if there was any vernacular terms in the south-west, but there … Continue reading Holburne Project: vernacular structures

Alternative firing techniques

When researching contemporary Scottish ceramicists, I came across a couple of makers who utilise alternative firing methods that I have been considering - Raku predominantly in order to utilise local materials in the post firing reduction, leaves, peat, wood shavings and newspapers. Patricia Shone https://www.patriciashone.co.uk/about/ Erosion Jar 9, hand built, ht 25cm, raku fired, 2016. https://www.patriciashone.co.uk/gallery/raku/  … Continue reading Alternative firing techniques