Category Archives: slipware

Slipware Progress

Phew! Wednesday better than Tuesday. All six jugs handled, two of them now slipped and drying. Three of four dishes decorated and twelve mugs thrown. Pottery: when it’s good it’s very very good and when it’s bad it’s horrid. Today … 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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Sitting in the Sunshine

Fat bellied pots sitting in the sunshine and warming their tummies. You can almost hear them going ‘Ahhhhhhhh’. Don’t you just envy them having the time to sit there soaking up the warmth. I did some actual sitting and drawing … Continue reading

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Peace and Hope.

Here for you is the last slip trailing of 2012. This is about 17″ diameter and is an order for a customer. It is sitting in the workshop now drying out over the next wee while. I am having at … Continue reading

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Dear Ms McAndrew

This last week I received an email from a student asking me very politely if I would mind answering some questions for her as part of her course. I get this sort of request fairly regularly and I always try … Continue reading

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Big Blog

Yesterday I did something that felt pretty important to me and rather momentous – maybe. I packed the first ever of my wood fired pots that are heading off for an exhibition. They are going to be a part of … Continue reading

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Home and Away

I’ve been away down south for a few days with Alex and Doug, we had much pottery fun and much pottery talk and much pottery video watching. I for one really enjoyed not spending all day everyday frantically working my … Continue reading

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Sweet as sugar

Have a look at the trailing on this little sweetie. It apparently lives in Haddon Hall in the Peak District according to my friend Rob. Very kind of you to send me that pic Rob, thanks a lot. I got … Continue reading

Posted in bowls, lidded jars, little jugs, slipware | 6 Comments

No new ones yet so here's some oldies instead

Today I have been back in my workshop and it felt good. It’s long time since I was able to be there for more than a couple of minutes just popping in and out. I do love my little space … Continue reading

Posted in casserole dish, Craft and Design Magazine, cups and saucers, Fremington clay, Jason Shackleton, jugs, majolica, plates, slip trailing, slipware | 6 Comments

You know I'm feeling better when…

You know I’m starting to feel more myself when I start taking pictures again. I’ve been walking up and down the road a bit the last week, I still can’t believe how much impact (no pun intended) a relatively minor … Continue reading

Posted in cows, Earth and Fire, Garry and Pollie Uttley, Hohr-Grenzhausen, slipware, Threave Gardens | 6 Comments