I have a thing about both 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.
While working as a journalist and an editor in the UK, I also took courses and polished up my pottery skills, both on the wheel and hand-building. I now make ceramics using many techniques, but I have to admit that I am biased towards the rapid results of the wheel.
Here I am then, making pots in Kilburn, London, thousands of miles from where I started, and missing those flightless birds more than a bit. It seems you can take the boy out of the Falklands, but not the Falklands out of the boy.
So when I was looking for a brand for my ceramics, I was pleased to tip my clay-encrusted hat to the lovely birds that shared the land of my birth.
Penguin Pots: inspired in the far away Falklands, made in London.