So if you hadn’t deduced where I scooted off to I’ve been to Devon to see Mr Fitch, a bit like going to London to visit the Queen but less corgi dogs and more galena. Apart from that it’s hard to tell the difference. He swore to me he was very organised but still there was some glazing to be done when I got there, in fact maybe it was all the glazing to be done. Doug glazes pots nothing like I do so it may be that some of the dodgy ones from the firing are as a result of my dodgy glazing, he’d never say that bless him but I think it may be true – oops, sorry Doug.
He treated me like a princess as you can see, all the best quality dining experiences at Hollyford
Pottery, hot cross buns toasted, nah incinerated under a gas burner. Thankfully Marion (Blogger Paul’s good lady) fed us and the film crew who were there to hound Doug (from Sky News were they Doug?) very well and Hil
too, thanks girls. I think the picture above was taken just before we scared ourselves witless about some strange noises outside in the
dark, honestly a pair of country bumpkins should be used to the dark but it sounded like a very big nasty
monster with huge gnashing teeth and sharp claws, that or it was a badger or two.
Doug did lots of this, sitting around in the sunshine, drinking tea, ordering his minions around, that man sure knows how to crack the whip, myself, Different Dave and Frank worked our fingers to the bone all weekend.
Hopefully those of you reading this who know me will detect a certain amount of my characteristic sarcasm in this post by the way. If you don’t know me then I’ll let you into a secret, I can be a little sarcastic so read this knowing that I’m writing it tongue in cheek. Any how we packed and fired the kiln over saturday
working late most nights and now I’m wondering
why I’m shattered and have a sore throat, ho hum, every flipping time. When will I learn?
Sorry a blurry picture of the little mugs of mine that were in the kiln, they are pretty sweet I think, I like them anyway and only one stuck
to the shelf. They are sitting in the kitchen back here merrily pinging away to themselves.
Frank’s lovely gilded
sign on the door to the showroom at Doug’s place, Frank however isn’t really called Frank, now really why am I surprised about that? Really he’s Andrew Grundon
, have a look at his website to see some of his great work.
we had a rather slow and yawn laden trip to Blogger Paul’s
place in Somerset. Paul is in the middle of moving his entire workshop a couple of hundred feet along
the row of buildings to a new huge fantastic space. Green with envy at the place, hmmm
, just a little. Thanks for the mug, it’s making friends with the wee ones I brought back in that picture above.
Home again for a couple of nights before I head off north to Kindrogan
to the Scottish Potter’s
annual weekend of workshops and demonstrations, this year we have the one and only Mr Paul Young
as one of our three invited potters. Looking forward to that. For the time being however it’s good to be back here after my trip. I’ve had a great time, good to meet so many people and good to see Doug again, maybe see you again in a year I think Doug, a bit of piece and quiet from me for a while.