A Potter in Blackhills

John Christie has been making pots for nearly 50 years. After studying ceramics at the Liverpool College of Art he went to Turkey and Iran to research ceramic techniques. This video explores his techniques and philosophy and records the firing of his 50 cubic foot wood­-fired kiln in the north east of Scotland. The pots are made by hand, glazed to his own recipes using local materials.

John Christie

John Christie

theview trees His pots reflect something about him and reflect the environment they are born in. They reflect the generations of pots that came before them. tools pottery2 pott01 making logo Despite the remoteness of his workshop he uses ecommerce to support his business. He sells his work on his website and on an Etsy store.

John Christie

John Christie

detail The film was created by Rhys Absolom and Helen Christie.

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