Autumn Days

Autumn means berry hunting with my Cubs, they were making autumn collections this week, they looked great though not entirely edible.

I was away in London at the weekend at Ceramics in the City at the Geffrye Museum. It’s one of my favourite shows, it’s small and manageable, and friendly and in a fab place. I think I probably say that every time I go there but it’s true. This time it was a great show. I sold lots of pots which was great and met many old friends and new ones too. I really enjoyed it.

I traveled down with my friend and fellow potter James Hake, we left his place just north of Lancaster at half four on Thursday morning – yikes! It was fun to spend some time catching up with him too, we don’t meet up very often at all.

Back home this week to last minute panicking in the way that only I can panic. Flap flap flappety flap, you know the score. My deadline for delivering the pots that are to be shipped to Philadelphia is on wednesday next week, that’s been shifted forward by a chunk hence the panic, I had thought that I was doing not too bad really but in fact – nope!

It’s the usual story, I don’t feel I’ve done enough or good enough or the right variety. I’ve still the possibility I suppose to send some on by air at a later date but I wanted to just get it all together and sent in one lot and then I could get on with worrying about other things. We’ll see, I need to make a list and try to work out what that will look like in this space that I don’t really understand until I can stand in it. These American ‘booths’ seem a bit different to how I’m used to them over here.

I’ve a visitor coming this weekend, my friend Russel from New Zealand via Perth Australia. Paul and me spent time with him when we were in New Zealand which I was thinking was two or three years ago but actually is five years ago come December. I’m looking forward to seeing him again. Hope the sun comes back out so he can enjoy Galloway in it’s great autumn colours.

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7 Responses to Autumn Days

  1. Dennis Allen says:

    Gorgeous tree on the plate,And of course I always love your birds.

  2. Anna says:

    These pots prove you work well under pressure! Flap away!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice to see you again at the Geffrye.Anytime you fancy some time in the smoke Susan and I would be glad to have you.Then I can show you all the potty places I know.The waster heaps at Deptford,the Cheam ware (14th C) at Cheam,etc etcTim and Sue

  4. Anonymous says:

    we need more cake recipes

  5. Anonymous says:

    Here's an idea for the Cubs? Get some nice twigs and with a glue gun stick sycamore seeds onto the twig (you'll need the ones stuck together in pairs) to make a dragonfly. Then paint or sprinkle with glitter. Great fun!Adam

  6. kateuk says:

    Really like that second jug.Gutsy and gorgeous.

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