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admire the work of Kurt Jackson and old hand tools for scraping and run out of one ingredient whilst in
David Kemp who are also both down turning that I’ve had since the 970s the middle of mixing up a couple of
here in Penwith.” In addition, she - but I think one of my favourite little gallons of glaze.”
says, “the pleasure of creating and gadgets is one that the late George As successful artists we asked
our customers, many of whom return Smith gave me. It’s like a metal Mim and John how they get the
regularly even if they’re just popping drinking straw that separates and word out about their work. “Since
in to say hello. Nearly everyone who is jointed in the middle. I use it for we opened we’ve run an ad in our
comes here leaves as a friend” keeps blowing glaze and oxides to achieve parish mag, taken part in the annual
her motivated. a speckled effect.” Open Studios Cornwall event and the
We asked what Mim feels is her With any sort of creative work Cape Cornwall Exhibition as well as
style and whether it has evolved there are bound to be things that other exhibitions over last few years.
over time? “I never know what I’m are frustrating and on the flip Our work is also on sale at Tradstract
going to make until I’m making it side of that same coin immensely Gallery in Chapel Street, Penzance,
- except for commissions of course rewarding. Mim explains that for and the Little Barn restaurant and
- so it’s difficult to know what I could her, the most rewarding and also craft shop. Prints and cards from
call ‘my style’. I believe an artist nerve-wracking aspect of her John’s paintings are on display at
- visual, musical or literary - must work is “waiting for the kiln to cool many local outlets including the
evolve and develop as they grow so as to open the lid and see how Lamorna Pottery just down the road.
older otherwise they’re not learning things have turned out. Even after all His book ‘The Potters’ Tale’ about
from their own experiences of life this time, it’s still exciting (there must the Tregurnow Pottery and George
and what’s around them.” now be people reading this who and Margaret Smith is on sale at
Speaking about her favourite think I should get out more)” and the many outlets widely throughout
tools, she explains, “I have some most frustrating is, “realising that I’ve the county including W H Smith and
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