Ahhh home sweet home again.
A big big thank you to Doug and Hilary and the boys for their hospitality over the last ten days or so and to Nic and Sabine and Elsa who I stayed with too. I have had a wonderful time in very sunny Devon and I will come back soon.
The plates above were in Doug’s kiln last week, yes the one we fired on the hottest day imaginable. Remind me not to do that again, it does not make for an easy pleasant day.
It was a long time to be away from home. I haven’t been away that long since Paul and me moved in together. It got a bit tough towards the end and oh what is it I’m doing a week on friday? Ah yes going away for ten days again! Damn! I got home to see that my kiln shed elf had been hard at work while I was away and has put up the roof on my kiln shed, I am going to give Jason a ring this afternoon and arrange a time for him to come over for the next kiln building stage.
The place has gone crazy since I left, I could hardly get in through the workshop door as my trees have grown about a foot bigger since I left and the green thing that comes up through a tiny crack in the concrete on the right hand side of the door has begun it’s annual attempt to take over my workshop.
There was a little parcel waiting for me when I got back last night which was full of these shards. I had forgotten all about them, the lady I made the press moulded feathered pie dish for at Christmas sent them, they are what her husband finds in their garden. I was really excited to see them, they are just lovely, how lucky am I?
A quick shot of some of my stand from the show, I was quite pleased with how it looked which makes a change as usually I am not happy with it. The tree plate set got a lot of attention, as did my fat bird puzzle jug. I met some lovely people and some rather odd ones too, but had a great time.