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Potter Louise Darby, makes carefully thrown and decorated stoneware and porcelain ceramics from her converted home barn studio in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Find out more about her process.
Ceramic artist Julia Smith talks to Ruth Corbett about the influences and inspiration behind her distinctive collections.
Covered up for over 100 years, the ancient Cosmati Pavement at Westminster Abbey is on show again after a major restoration, discovers Caroline Wheater.
Jenny and Paul Camlett have worked tirelessly to transform a Victorian maisonette into an individual and stylish home, earning it Best Apartment in our Readers’ Awards 2012.
Houses built with earth or ‘cob’ can last for centuries if properly maintained discovers Roger Hunt, as he considers the history of the vernacular technique and the current revival of interest in this eco-friendly method of construction. Plus a look...
Earthen wares: In the late 19th century terracotta clay detailing on houses and mansion flats became the height of fashion. Roger Hunt marvels at the material’s versatility and visits a Hampshire pottery where the hand-manufacturing craft is alive and...
In our series on the fabric of older houses, Roger Hunt explores the history of the chimney and flue – and visits a company that makes period-style pots by hand. Plus a handy glossary of chimney-related terms.
Used widely in medieval monasteries as practical flooring, clay tiles only scaled the style heights in the 19th century when the Victorians reinvented them in more decorative forms, says Roger Hunt.