All the poetry used on seatree pieces is our own. As such, all of our work is tied to a process of creativity that might begin on a clifftop, or in a forest. We have come to deeply appreciate the way that words shape us, as much as they give shape to our pottery.
‘see, I am making all things new, even you’
language of the spirit
Poetry is a language of the spirit. It allows us to express what might otherwise be inexpressible. Poetry is not primarily about self-expression, it is about connection.
‘joy is a squirrel transcending a tree – it is music played directly on the spine’
words to inspire
‘how is it that still, you love things by becoming them?
how was it that this brown-skinned man with the heart of a woman
took upon herself another name for everything, so we could
encounter her in all these beautiful things and bleed with her when she
lies broken? and just when all seems lost, she whispers still – see, I am making all things new – even you’
We love sharing the creative process with others in the form of poetry workshops, readings and one-off events. In particular, we are planning a series of events over the coming year, seatree on the road, bringing to you the new book, a collaboration between Chris and our artist friend Si Smith – After the Apocalypse. The evening will be a beautiful mix of spoken word, live music and projected artworks.
‘the air is harrowed by the song of birds – each note a spore’
chris is a long time blogger, writing around themes of spirituality, poetry, theology, ecology, politics and all sorts of other ways to get out of doing actual work. Click HERE for more….
we run year-round classes and workshops for those who want to get their hands on some clay. whether you are a complete novice or want to brush up your skills, we have something for you. Click HERE for more…
Where are we
we participate in a number of regular exhibitions and work with galleries up and down the country. Click HERE for more….
we have produced a number of commissions including particular scenes and poetry for wedding gifts, ceramic art pieces for new births and requests for certain landscapes in ceramics. our pieces bring together the beauty of words and spaces and it is wonderful when people approach us to create something just for them. Click HERE for more…