Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Arts and Crafts?

I was listen­ing to Grayson Perry’s bril­liant Reith lectures earlier this week and in one he made a comment along the lines that his ceramics did not get accepted as art but were dis­missed as “just craft” until he won the Turner Prize. It sparked some­thing in my head thinking about the word “craft” and […]


Two things have brought this to mind. Last Monday was the late September lamb sale in Portree and the road around the mart was crowded with pickups and trailers and huge cattle trucks as some 3,500 lambs were being sold. Somewhere in there was a Jacobs tup I bred. He has been working on a […]