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Makers Broadcast S1 / E1 Pip Wilcox - Potter
I first sat at a potter’s wheel in 2008 - and was smitten. Then life got in the way, until a move to the seaside in my forties brought an opportunity to fully exhale and consider what I wanted my world to look like. I feel profoundly grateful for the belated realisation that it’s not just other people who get to be things like potters.
A collector wrote recently, “it’s the unassuming elegance of your work that I love so much” – I hold comments like this particularly dear on days when my confidence is wobbly. I’m extraordinarily fortunate that what I make is so warmly received. I don’t ever take this for granted.
What does the future hold? Well, freedom is at the very heart of my new creative life - it’s a joy to make instinctive decisions every step of the way. But I do know that this year I’ll be incorporating new designs into my work; my Ceramics Club will keep evolving; there will be exciting collaborations with other makers; and hopefully Makers 4 Refugees will fly.
I feel so fortunate; I needed a way to fall back in love with my life – and pottery has provided that.