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    A future Competition is announced


    Ramestone Ceramics will be having a free competition  very soon.


    The  competition prize will be announced in the next  blog so keep checking when this will be.

    A hint about the prize is that it is found on one of the blog pages and it has been made by a more  unusual ceramic process.

    Another clue is that it is very simple.

    The photo is not a clue!!!


    Snowy Torpoint

     Unusual snow on Maker hills by St. John's Lake

  2. St. Michael  

    This blog entry follows on from the last one in which Areopagus Magazine was being highlighted as a special feature.

    The Autumn edition of the magazine contains this piece of writing about a Ramestone Cross.  It was placed in the ancient monument of St. Micheal's Chapel at Rame Head this Easter. Rame Head is a spectacular piece of Cornish hill cliff jutting out into the English Channel which gives a clear view of the sea and all around.

    The Cross is back in the Chapel

    Today is Good Friday.
    We are here,
    on the extremes of a Cornish Headland.
    Time cuts it’s place as ancient,
    St. Michael’s Chapel on Rame Head.
    Vacent, windowless, expressionless.
    Overseeing Plymouth Sound,
    Catching voices like a vacuum.
    Monks, soldiers, lighthouses keepers,
    they have poured into it’s aged suction.

    In an obscured  place,
    we  lift up a simple cross.
    Made from fired earth,
    the Chapel absorbs it.
    A seamless link of celtic and modern,
    of superimposed beliefs.

    A faith heart begins to beat on Rame Head.


    On Good Friday we placed a simple clay glazed cross
    back inside St. Micheal’s Chapel after perhaps many centuries.
    Through the cross, the Chapel’s  ancient Christian heritage is  linked to Cornish believers of the 21st Century.
    Recently, I returned to check if the cross  was still in it’s place and it was.

    If you visit St. Michael’s Chapel, try to see if you can find it, though it is not obvious.



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