Penguins and the Potter

King penguins at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands: it’s their beach but sometimes they shared it with me
“You can take the boy out of the Falklands but not the Falklands out of the boy”

I have a thing about pots and penguins

I know. An explanation is needed. I was born in the Falkland Islands in the far away South Atlantic, surrounded by millions of penguins and very few people.

Later, living in Uruguay, I discovered pre-Columbian pottery and modern ceramics. This set me on the path to becoming a potter. But only years later, when I settled in the UK, could I achieve that ambition.

You can take the boy out of the Falklands but not the Falklands out of the boy. Which is why a big part of my heart remains in those South Atlantic islands. I go home as often as I can.

When I was looking for a brand for my ceramics, it seemed right to tip my clay-encrusted hat to the land of my birth and the birds I grew up with.

So there you have it: Penguin Pots, Falklands inspired, made in London.

Enjoy my Falklands photo gallery

Meet the natural inhabitants of the Falklands and their lovely environment. And yes, that is the potter as a little boy (nice jumper).

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