On today’s show, I speak to Ellie Duncan from Island Ceramics. Ellie is a ceramicist who makes incredible one-of-a-kind hand-crafted pieces that are inspired by her love of the sea and her island home. Ellie is also a photographer who loves to capture the many forms that the sea can take.
In this episode, we talk about how she started her business and how she found herself at the potter's wheel. We speak about how the sea inspires her work and how using the colours and the dialect words that we use to describe the sea are important to her collections.
We speak about her photography and how she has been taking photographs since she was 11 years old, and why it's important to slow down and live in the moment.
We also discuss the problems associated with plastic pollution and how everyone can do their bit to mitigate these.
All this and more, in today's show!
Island Ceramics website
Cyan clayworks, Edinburgh
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary
A walk to Deepdale
A walk to Hermaness, Unst
Podcast episode about Shetland dialect and language
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