This is an initial draft of the Michael O’Connell website.

Michael O’Connell, 1898 – 1976, was a British textile artist who worked in Australia in the 1920s and 30s and in Britain from the 1940s until his death. He also made concrete pots.

Most of the pages in this website contain thumbnail images. If you click on one of them you will get a carousel view which you can page through.

The pages are listed in the black bar at the top of each page.

Most of the pages allow visitors to make comments but they will not appear on the website immediately. Use the box at the bottom of the main part of the page.

Most visitors are not able to post directly to the blog but they can send an email to michaeloconnellblog[the usual symbol]gmail.com. If appropriate the email will be posted to the blog. The Blog Archive can be accessed from the foot of each page.

However, if you are one of the group of people associated with research into O’Connell’s life and work you can add a new post to the blog yourself by sending an email to the address provided in an email sent to you at 1627 on 18 January. Put your name in the text of what you send – the post does not show your name or email address.

The website is being built by Seamus O’Connell, Michael O’Connell’s son. I’m building it using WordPress, which I’ve not used before. If you know anything about WordPress, or websites in general, please feel free to offer advice.

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  1. This is the first time I have used a blog so a learning curve for me. I will let Paul Jackson (established Cornish potter) know about it. He used to live near Michael in Perry Green and has a couple of his works. Although he knew my younger siblings well, I was it is only recently that we learnt we had a common friend in Michael!

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