Here is a selection of Chis's poems, some of which were part of the "Out of the Earth" exhibition at the Salisbury Museum and were mounted onto boards by Dave Cousins. Chris has written poetry for many years and uses it as a way of expressing his journey in studio pottery. There is a physical connection between the landscape, that has fueled Chris's desire to make different pots, and his work. This is reflectd in his poems. The background picture is a large pastel drawing by Chris of Lucie Rie, Bernard Leach, Hans Coper and Shoji Hamada which was unfortunately lost in a fire.