Monthly Archives: May 2012

Very quick snaps for you, very excited Hannah

 There were about 80 or 90 pots in the firing. I unpacked this lunch time after much procrastinating and avoiding the issue.There are 3 that are under fired and one that broke. How’s that for a success rate? Am rather … Continue reading

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Monday morning Early On

 Monday morning early on I lit my kiln, flipping heck it was a hot day to be firing a wood kiln. Lovely spot I have down there under the big beech tree though, shady for most of the day thankfully. … Continue reading

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Mixing glaze in holey shoes on a hot day…

….is lovely when it initially splashes through the holes onto your feet, all cold and wet and slippy and sloppy, not so lovely when it dries to powder though. Tis just lovely up here, I know I said all this … Continue reading

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Oooh Flapping!

 Remember my wee oooh men? Well here’s some bigger oooh men. They’re glazed inside but otherwise will be naked clay.  So the question is- Does this  and this and this, equal a full wood kiln? Hope so….   Lastly some … Continue reading

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New things.

First off a tall, (once) dark,handsome man appeared on my doorstep. I have vague recollections of him but it seems like many a long year since I saw him, it’s been almost 2 months of a trip for him to … Continue reading

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Samuel Malkin I thank you

 But for the bluebells you could be forgiven for thinking that it is the end of February or early March at times here in the lovely south west of Scotland. It’s been chilly. The evening tonight has been stunning, huge … Continue reading

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Slipware Mugs: Vol II

[youtube] Here you go guys and gals, mug decorating the return! These were the second batch of the 50 mugs that I made. It took me ages to slip them all, some definitely longer than others, the number of … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you … Continue reading

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ArtSpace 2012 & Spring Fling

For those of you in the Henley on Thames area you might be interested in this exhibition that opens tomorrow at The Barn Galleries. Art Space 2012 is hosting around 80 artists and crafts people, you can see the potters … Continue reading

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How Long is Too Long?

[youtube] How long is too long to decorate a mug? I say this sort of without really needing an answer because in my mind they’re finished when they are finished and of course the price of the finished object … Continue reading

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