Rhiannon and Paul Gash | Episode 904

At Llanddona Beach front Pottery Rhiannon and Paul Gash have a totally tactile and haptic studio. Rhiannon throws earthenware pots, glazed with oxide glazes that Paul and Rhiannon make alongside one another. Rhiannon is visually impaired. Information-pet Bailey aids out about the studio.


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Rhiannon what is your beloved piece to make?

Rhiannon: I want to grasp bowls and bottle designs. Yeah, tactile designs. I am interested in type and to the extent I can coloration also.

What is your favored tool that you get the job done with?

Rhiannon: I have a form of picket issue with a spoon at one particular stop and a sharp close on the other conclude. I consider which is most likely my favorite.

Paul what is the your beloved piece that she throws that you appreciate glazing?

Paul: She has mastered the art of turning the base of vases and pot shapes and that offers me anything I can keep on to when I am dipping a piece into the glaze and she has recognized now the great importance of me currently being capable to basically control something in my palms so shes’s developing parts that I can function with as the glazer.

Rhinnaon I am heading to check with an ignorant question. You are blind so why does coloration make any difference to you?

Rhiannon: That’s not an ignorant issue. So anybody who has shed their sight above time will have a memory of colour. It’s incredibly deep. Also if you really don’t see sometimes you have variety of a swirling patterns and at times they have color, this is electrical stuff likely on in the brain. As I said to you earlier everybody’s vision loss journey is distinctive and I would not communicate for any individual else. And also, blind people today don’t see very little. I consider it’s only four percent who see black. So I can see a tiny, very small impact of colour at the extremely facet. I just cannot see it at all in the front.

Paul what impresses you the most about your wife?

Paul: Properly, I would go again to a small chat we experienced off air a handful of minutes ago and I suppose it should be her tenacity. You know she’s one particular of people men and women that you fulfill that is excellent at almost everything she does. What she hasn’t described because it is not a section of your podcast is that she also does a ton of gardening. So our gardening romantic relationship is incredibly a great deal like our potting relationship. She receives up shut and does the specifics and I just consider treatment of the peripheries. I continue to keep the grass down. So she is any individual that is good to operate with.

Rhiannon: I feel, Paul, the other side of that is I have hundreds of thoughts and I get started matters, I plant items and then Paul will get left wanting following them. I have to be straightforward. I am really blessed to have him.

How has religion in yourself been created up by clay?

Paul: Which is a incredibly superior query. That is a extremely deep concern and we would in all probability will need many applications to respond to it completely. But she is expanding her self-assurance and you can see her self confidence growing via what she is making on the wheel. And I can see it mainly because I am managing almost everything that she produces. I have to comply with up. What would you say Rhiannon?

Rhiannon: Properly, I assume just holding going. Like yesterday I didn’t have a pretty good throwing working day but I am going again right after this software today. Just keeping going back again and remaining more and far more selective as we go. Also there are times when husband and wife are a little bit grumpy with just about every other and I imagine it is amazing that we can go and get started speaking about colors and designs and it form of is a seriously excellent territory of leaving other points at the rear of. And that’s just usual and it’s a privilege to have a shared detail and I do value it and I am really impressed with your glazing journey. Which is not straightforward, is it? To be truthful.

Paul: Each individual time I am performing something I am mastering from it.


Further than East and West by Bernard Leach 

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PS: A Observe From Rhiannon

I have been very lucky to get tuition from two nearby potters who had to master to train me as a blind potter: Janet Edwards https://www.instagram.com/janetedwardspottery/ and Richard Daniels https://www.anglesey-right now.com/richard-daniels-studio-potter-carreglefn-anglesey.html

A shout out for Bath Potters Supplies who have a incredibly accessible website https://www.bathpotters.co.united kingdom/

Favourite ebook: Bernard Leach – Further than East and West https://www.faber.co.british isles/product/9780571296125-past-east-and-west/

I am currently getting ready for Anglesey Open up Studios April 2023 https://angleseyartsforum.org/anglesey-arts-months-open-studios-and-galleries/

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