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"Michael (Mike) Rogers - 18 April 1952 - 18 April 2017 "
Some people stand out by their sheer physical presence; others are remembered because of their lively personality; and sometimes it is the humility and generosity of spirit that are remembered. Michael (Mike) Rogers will be remembered fondly for possessing all these characteristics. At well over 1.8 metres tall, eternally optimistic and generous to all he will be remembered with fondness by many in Nelson and throughout New Zealand
"Southern Clays Closing Down"
"South St Gallery to close"

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"Pottery Throw-Down in the UK"

"Janet Mansfield 1934-2013 "
Janet Mansfield’s contribution to ceramics was made not only through her outstanding work in clay, but through an enthusiasm for the medium that led her to teach, inspire and support other ceramicists.

(reprint from 'Mudgee Guardiean - article by Sam Pain)


"Remnants of an Ancient Kitchen Are Found in China"
Fragments of ancient pottery found in southern China turn out to date back 20,000 years, making them the world’s oldest known pottery — 2,000 to 3,000 years older than examples found in East Asia and elsewhere.
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"Michael (Mike) Rogers - 18 April 1952 - 18 April 2017 "

Some people stand out by their sheer physical presence; others are remembered because of their lively personality; and sometimes it is the humility and generosity of spirit that are remembered. Michael (Mike) Rogers will be remembered fondly for possessing all these characteristics. At well over 1.8 metres tall, eternally optimistic and generous to all he will be remembered with fondness by many in Nelson and throughout New Zealand

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"Pottery Throw-Down in the UK"

This article was included in the December issue of the Wellington Potters Association Newsletter.

Gloria Young has just returned from the UK and was surprised to see that the British are tiring of all the endless cooking shows, and so instead of the great Bake-Off, they now have the "great Pottery Throw Down". Could it ever happen here, she wonders?

The Great British Pottery Throw-Down

Sara Cox hosts the latest telly contest to find Britain's top potter. Anyone still pining after the soggy bottoms and cringe-worthy puns of The Great British Bake Off, make a note in your diaries, for tonight sees the launch of its “messier cousin”, The Great Pottery Throw Down. Ten potters from up and down the UK will be making their way to the home of the British pottery industry, Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire, to begin their quest to be crowned Top Potter.

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