Baskets and pots from across the sea.
There’s nothing like a bit of pressure is there to set you off making new things. For months and months now there has been in the planning a joint exhibition between the Scottish Potters Association and the Scottish Basket Makers Circle. The handing in date is now about 9 days away so here is a fabulous time to really get into the idea of making pots inspired by baskets and vice versa and yes you guessed it that’s exactly what myself and Lizzie are doing. We’ve had it at the back of our minds for months and now it’s suddenly flung itself forward.
I’ve been making some dishes with basket imprinted handles and Lizzie has been making some clay baskets and we’re hoping to do some stuff together too. Will it get finished in time? Watch this space. . .
This is not a basket. It did however arrive today
from a Mr Hollis Engley
Pottery in the USA. That was a rather lovely surprise Hollis
, thank you very much. It’s a corker. Does it have some of the Antarctic mud in it? I now have my very own little bag of Antarctic mud to amuse myself with too. I’ll save that for the time being and maybe use it when I have a bit more playing time.
Thanks again Hollis
, it’s a great pot and is sat as all new comers to the house do for a while, on the kitchen table to be looked at and handled while we eat fr a few days.
I’ve also been using my mold that I have been wanting to use for the last three months but never quite getting around to. It too has been used incorporating the basket impressed clay. I am really pleased with them so far. The decoration threw me a bit, I sort of panicked
with the first one. It didn’t need much. I’ll have a longer think before I do the second one.
So it has been a busy couple of days. I’m trying to get all my orders underway and the Christmas exhibitions work started, there is a surprisingly short amount of time before all that has to be at it’s respective galleries too. No rest for the wicked.