A day of slipping pots. I’ve gotten a lot of things done today, feels good, made a big dent on the list. I even sieved my big bucket of glaze that I’d left soaking, well I sieved it through the 80 mesh, will need to put it through a smaller mesh tomorrow before I can glaze the pots that will hopefully come out of the bisque tomorrow. The bowl is pretty big for me, it’s about 40cm diameter at the moment.
I have been decorating a couple of chalices today and I have a communion plate to do tomorrow too. These have been ordered by a couple who are going away to Uganda on a church exchange. Years ago when I was right at the beginning of making pots on my own I was commissioned by these same people to make I think there were 80 chalices for a festival. Although I completely undercharged for them at the time it was just what I needed, something to prove to myself that I could handle a slightly bigger than one mug type of project and a good sale even so. I still see the chalices when I am out and about, at Remembrance parade last year in Kells church there was one, and I saw another on the window of a church in Dumfries just the other week. It always feels good to be part of something bigger than just yourself.
Jugs have been slipped this afternoon.
And Paul has been playing with the turnings in the wheel head again – bless him.
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