East Meets West

Martin talks about his passion for the Lake District and how Lake District geology, landscape and history influence his latest collection. Martin reflects on making Japanese inspired ceramics with local materials in a landscape that attracts Japanese visitors and the importance of tourism to the modern Cumbrian economy. The materials he is using, Coniston slate, iron ore from Florence mine, Shap pink granite and river sand (from Storm Desmond) have all played their part in the agricultural and industrial history of Cumbria. His latest collection is called East meets West in honour of Cumbria's long history of global collaboration.