Category Archives: big platters

F f f firing tomorrow

A little contrast in the weather while packing the kiln today compared to what was flung at us at the end of January when we fired last. A glorious day here in Galloway today and the sound track of birdsong … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods

Yesterday I wanted to decorate this large platter in the image above. I have been making a conscious effort recently to bring more depth into my work in terms of layers and building up of techniques. This is all very … Continue reading

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Films for Friday.

[youtube] I hope you can see these ok. They’re not amazing but might be fun to watch. I’ve tried to keep them short and sweet but hopefully with the important bits in there. Nothing worse than having to wade … Continue reading

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All packed up

I had a kiln full of glazed pots to unpack this morning, most of which I was pleased with and will be coming to London with me. There was one disappointment though as I had put a little jug in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Day two for the sponge

The new sponge is not endearing itself to me. It doesn’t so much soak liquid up as just move it around. Hmmm. Did some more throwing this afternoon, a couple of big platters and a big big bowl.If it makes … Continue reading

Posted in big bowl, big platters, oval dishes, Potfest, puzzle jug, squared dish, tea bowls | 4 Comments

All packed up.

Kiln unpacked this morning, all lovely and even and some rite nice pots in there to take with me down to Devon. We’ve collected the van and it is all packed up and ready to go. Sister to the big … Continue reading

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These things are sent to try us.

What a week! It’s been a funny one really, chaotic in some respects but at the same time a lot of waiting for things to happen before I could get on with the next bit. The worst of it is … Continue reading

Posted in big platters, Broken kiln, cones, fat jugs, shimmering | 4 Comments

Friday – all day.

On fridays I always feel like I have to get as many things as I can finished off before the weekend, I feel I should take advantage of the two days that things can be drying in. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Todays offerings.

Today is just some pics of a couple of my big plates that I decorated this morning, they are for a commission. The one for Lockhart is the second attempt as on the first I so stupidly spelt the name … Continue reading

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