A bit of a Toft moment.

I had two of these ready to decorate this afternoon, I’m still on the oak tree theme so that’s where I started.

Looks sort of bald and naked when it’s only half done.

I gave the first one the fish scale type edging pattern, I am getting a bit worried at the moment about using the same pattern or design too much.

Then I had a bit of a Toft moment on the second one, I’ve been meaning to do some of this cross-hatching on a bit plate for ages but always got a bit scared. It didn’t seem as daunting I thought if I split the border up before I started. Maybe next time I’ll do the whole thing. It makes for quite a weight of slip on the rim that is already wet after it’s coat of white slip. It’s another hot day but I still gave it a tickle with the gas torch just to make sure.
Off to the beach tonight, maybe if I’m still feeling brave and the sun is still feeling warm we’ll go for a swim. Paul is away so Lizzie and me are going out to play.
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7 Responses to A bit of a Toft moment.

  1. Ron says:

    That looks lovely Hannah. I bet if you spritzed some of that Miracle Grow you have there on the oak tree platter it may increase in size a bit.

  2. Hannah says:

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  3. Hannah says:

    Damn it you notice too much Ron! That’s to stop Hazel telling me off and hopefully to make my poor plants look a bit brighter.

  4. potterboy says:

    is that toft-esque platter spoken for? Or still up for grabs? It’s stunning!

  5. Will any of this work make it to the Geffrye Museum? It looks good. I think it’s a good ideda to reference to Toft and mix it with your own oak tree design. I took a trip to Greyshott pottery yesterday as Dartington pottery has moved in with them.I took my 12 year old with me (don’t think he was impressed!)Glazed this afternoon and have now got the kiln on.

  6. Hannah says:

    Crikey Andrew! Thanks, lets wait and see if it makes it through to the end first. Fingers crossed.

  7. I really like the cross-hatching. I like yours better than Master Toft’s–the breaks give a nice rest for the eyes, I think. Very lovely, both.

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