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|Archived Since:||January 19, 2009|
Here I am in the so far sunny and warm lands of Minnesota, specifically the St. Croix Valley. I am here for the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour which happens this weekend in the area. I am guest of Bob … Continue reading ?
I’ve seen so many of my own pots recently and it’s been a long long time since I had a good dose of someone else’s contemporary slipware. My recent visit to the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham was a real treat … Continue reading ?
This last while has been a flurry of finishing pots, drying them, bisquing, glazing and the utter chaos of a bubble wrap and box filled workshop. I think it is just about under control again now. The kiln has been … Continue reading...
Where is the time going to? As per always I feel I am just getting into my stride and what happens? Yes I’m at the end of the opportunity to make any more for this event and have to concentrate … Continue reading ?
Today I have unpacked the first glaze kiln in a long long time. It’s been a weird old year so far, my creative brain seems to have been hibernating or just not even present at times. Anyway I think it’s … Continue reading ?
Last Friday I did something very very important with Gregor, my nephew. I felt that as he had reached the grand old age of eleven weeks he was at exactly the right point to begin to be introduced to my … Continue reading ?
I saw a link to this last week and the flipping thing is stuck in my head now. It is a genius piece of work (I don’t know whether that is gramatically correct). Whether ornot you make pots and whether … Continue reading ?
This is the centre of a 16? charger, I started counting the white slip trailed dots as I was going around the edge of the tree but when I got to 1352. What do you think drawing so many dots … Continue reading ?
Slips sieved, trailers cleaned, plates ready, on your marks, get set, GO…….. Busy busy day. I am sitting here yawning away, I’m not long off my bed I don’t think. It’s slip-tastic at the workshop at the moment. I suddenly … Continue reading ?
The end of last week saw me finishing slipping these tygs. The first two images are of the same pot. It reads ‘Be realistic: Plan for a miracle’. I love lettering on pots and I am always looking for new … Continue reading ?
Long time no pots it seems. Life feels like it is conspiring against me getting properly into pottery making so far this year. Well this is me telling it that actually pots are having their turn now. My flights are … Continue readin...
I managed to hitch a lift down to the workshop today, I should have filmed the journey, still erring on the side of unbelievable bonkers-ness. Managed to save all my plates which was very exciting, I hadn’t expected that. Thanks … Continue reading ?
Today I managed to get out and amuse myself in it before unearthing more fire wood from the snow filled shed. Toasty inside now, fire lit, books being red, cat still being rather perturbed.
Yesterday it was all blue skies and sunshine, oh bitterly cold yes but sunny. And then, oh my what happened then? Winter came back good and proper. I’m snowed in today. The last couple of days, finally, for the first … Continue reading ?
Sorry I have been rather quiet of late, partly due to not having very much to report and partly due to just wanting to lie low and partly due to the complete incompetence of British Telecom. Anyway as much as … Continue reading ?
Ten years of business cards except the Humbug jugs one which I don’t have a copy of. I have of course been worried sick about this open studio / birthday do that I had organised. Worried no-one would come, worried … Continue reading...
Flipping heck! That’s what I was saying this afternoon after I wobbled when trying to lift a rack of hard fought for jugs onto the shelf and they all wobbled too and one by one toppled splat splat splat onto … Continue reading ?
The world is a wild and crazy place at the moment, stormy crazy goings on. My sis and baby Gregor are now out of the hospital (for the second and hopefully the last time), I don’t know about them but … Continue reading ?
Saturday 9th February from 3pm till 8pm at my workshop (which will have been tidied up a bit and made slightly neater by then) come and join me for tea and cake and maybe a glass of wine to help … Continue reading ?