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Bringing

pottery to life

Article by Michelle Hauser Photography by Daniel Vaughan

From Tasmania to Prince Edward County, with a couple of European stops in between, David Scott has travelled a great distance. But from one Island of Inspiration, as Tasmania is known, to another, it is perhaps not such a big leap: bringing functional ware with artistic flair to life has been a constant for the Australian potter who has called Bloomfield home for the past four years.

Born in the suburbs of Melbourne, David met a Taswegian and relocated to the former penal colony where he spent most of his life raising a family and perfecting his pottery. For the uninitiated, pottery is not made, it is thrown – the technical jargon comes from the act of throwing a lump of clay onto the wheel to make it stick. “It’s as simple as that, really,” says David. Although to hear

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