Some ten years ago my daughter lived way up in the very north west corner of Scotland – just outside Durness. There was a local pottery run by a woman called Lotte Glob. Her work was really not like any other pottery I’d ever seen. As well as making cups and utility pottery (but quite exquisite and each piece totally unique), she gathered materials from the ground around where she lived, mixed them into works art and placed the art back into the landscape where she’d gathered the material. The idea completely caught my imagination. Over a few trips we collected a number of cups. I love how underneath each one is just two words “far north”.
Here are some of them -
She has an exhibition currently and she’s published a beautiful book about her “floating stones” project.
I saw her exhibition at the Watermill Bookshop in Aberfeldy last weekend. It was stunning. Look at this simple tile for just one example -