Christmas Swag

From: Manthorp27 Dec 2018 15:02
To: ALL1 of 12
Cracking haul this year. Father Christmas has been munificent.

I must have been a very good boy. Seems unlikely.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)27 Dec 2018 15:08
To: Manthorp 2 of 12
Tell me about the pot. I'm an ex-potter. It looks hand-made, but there are some good fakes about.
From: Manthorp27 Dec 2018 15:18
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 3 of 12
It was thrown by No.3 son, who is currently sitting his MA at Goldsmiths.

He is hipster AF (he did the various ferments in jars) and it is for me to decant coffee with.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)27 Dec 2018 15:36
To: Manthorp 4 of 12
Where did/does he do ceramics?
From: ANT_THOMAS27 Dec 2018 15:44
To: Manthorp 5 of 12
Is the chair a prop or part of the swag?
From: Manthorp27 Dec 2018 21:38
To: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 6 of 12
He started potting during his degree at Manchester. He's struggling now, as Goldsmiths has a poo ceramics facility.
From: Manthorp27 Dec 2018 21:39
To: ANT_THOMAS 7 of 12
It's the prime swaggage: high Victorian gothic hall chair from my twue love, Charlotte the Harlot.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)28 Dec 2018 13:11
To: Manthorp 8 of 12
I was wondering about that, because it's not even listed as a program or studio at Goldsmiths.
EDITED: 28 Dec 2018 13:13 by DSMITHHFX
From: graphitone28 Dec 2018 21:36
To: Manthorp 9 of 12
I totally got the wrong end of the stick reading that. I thought you meant Goldsmiths had a ceramic facility where poo was the exclusive medium of choice.

From what I know about Goldsmith's, that's a definite possibility.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)28 Dec 2018 21:39
To: graphitone 10 of 12
No, he meant they make ceramic toilets.
From: Dave!!29 Dec 2018 15:41
To: Manthorp 11 of 12
Quote: 
He started potting during his degree at Manchester. He's struggling now, as Goldsmiths has a poo ceramics facility.


I skimmed over this and initially read that he'd started potty training during his degree at Manchester - which seemed a bit late!

The mentioning of "poo" in the second sentence didn't help...  :-$

EDITED: 29 Dec 2018 15:41 by DAVE!!
From: Manthorp 2 Jan 09:13
To: ALL12 of 12
You've got to read around the poo.

His MA is in (I think) Design: Expanded Practice. It's taken him in directions he wasn't initially hugely confident about including some performative stuff. He's not showy and prefers, like me, to hide behind his work a bit.  But he's settled in now & seems very happy.
EDITED: 2 Jan 10:52 by MANTHORP