59 – Charlotte Mellis

In this episode I talk with Charlotte Mellis of Larach Mhòr, near Treshnish. 

Charlotte’s family have had a home on Mull since the 1950’s.  Her father was in the Navy when she was wee so she grew up between Mull, Malta and Greece.  

Charlotte is a noted potter who owns the tin shed gallery, where you can see both her work and exhibitions by herself and others throughout the course of the year. 

She hails from a family of renowned artists including her aunties Margaret Mellis and Ann Stokes.
Our conversation goes straight in at the deep end with discussions about the nature of privilege and trying to find a niche in life.  We then talk about her family, how she developed her skills as a potter, her rock and roll past and how she met Athol, to whom she’s been married for 30 years and then we talk about why she loves life here on Mull. 
  

  
Thanks for listening!

Episode links:

Charlotte Mellis

Tin Shed Gallery

Ann Stokes

Margaret Mellis Tate Page on Margaret Mellis

Adrian Stokes

The Dean Church – Edinburgh

North Berwick

Quetta earthquake 1935

St Ives School

Patrick Herron

Barbara Hepworth

Frances Davison

Ballets Russes

Melanie Klein

Bill (William) Coldstream

Pugging clay

Ian Angus Ann Stokes’ second husband

Tavistock clinic

Roger Watson

Lilly the Pink

The Scaffold

Zoot Money

Tales Fae the East

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