Up on the Roof, Bernard Leach and the Equestrian Tile Tradition
by Debra Sloan and Peter Smith
This is an in depth look at traditional equestrian clay ridge tiles that from the middle ages used to adorn rooflines in England and Northern Europe. The practice had died out by the early 1800s, and the last remnants are found only in museums in the West Country. Up on the Roof recounts how, Bernard Leach and members of the Old Cornwall Society, reintroduced the tradition during the first half of the 20th century. Their tiles, some of which are still on roofs in St. Ives, have received little attention for the last eighty years, and once again the tradition was in danger of being lost.
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Thomas Kakinuma 1908 – 1982. Vancouver/Burnaby Modernist potter during  the 1950s – 1980
GUEST WRITER – Studio Ceramics Canada 2016,    

photo courtesy of UBC Rare Books Archives  

Seeking the Nuance, Second Edition, January 2017
Glenn Lewis, Phyllis Schwartz and Debra Sloan

contemporary ceramics
Contemporary Ceramics of British Columbia
Published at
By Debra Sloan

A Special Place
The International Ceramics Studio in Kecskémet, Hungary

CeramicsTECHNICAL, No. 31, 2010
By Debra Sloan

Seeking the Nuance
by Glenn Lewis, project co-ordinator and designer,
Phyllis Schwartz, and editor Debra Sloan.
Published by the Potters Guild of BC, 2009
ISBN 098-0-9696077-1-7

A Dogged Process
Debra Sloan creates life-size dogs

CeramicsTECHNICAL, No. 27, 2008
By Debra Sloan

Perception of Craft/Design/Fine Art
MAGazine. Metal Arts Guild of Canada, Vol 20 (1), 2005
By Debra Sloan

The Potters Guild of BC: Origins of a Ceramic Culture
The First Fifty Years – 1955-2005

Fusion Magazine, Volume #29 #3 2005
Written and submitted by Heather Cairns and Debra Sloan

Origins of a Ceramic Culture:
The First Fifty Years of the BC Potters Guild 1955 – 2005

August 2005
By Debra Sloan

Photo Essay on Haney Clay