How many dots are too many dots?

I have been still making and decorating and trying to dry pots and firing and trying to get orders dried and ready for Christmas and trying to not sit by the fire drinking tea for too long each day (which is very hard work). The plate above is about 16″ diameter and has lots of dots, you can see them better in the close up picture further down. It’s one of those things that I start and then wonder whether it was a good idea but by then of course it’s too late and carry on I must.

This one has been made slightly oval, assuming it comes out in one piece it is a commission, fingers crossed.

We’ve had lots of weather recently. Just about everything you can think of. Last week I didn’t ride in to work once, I’ll ride through lots of weather as it’s such a short distance but we had gales that even in the van knocked me across the road, we had sheet ice the whole way and we had snow snow thick blizzardy snow.

Of course the snow day I walked in and might have decorated some / most of the road. I got caught this time though, I think it’s the first time I’ve ever been caught doing it by a stranger, oops, funny though. On my way home I noticed that someone (Hazel was that you?) had been joining in, I like that, collaborative road decorating.

I’ve a couple more big platters to slip this week, and some puzzle jugs to put together and some parcels to pack and get away, maybe some slips to sieve and then I think that’ll be about me for the year after all that. Phew!

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9 Responses to How many dots are too many dots?

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love your slip on same background colour slip work,if that makes sense.Thank you for all your posts this year they have all been very enjoyable.Happy christmas.Tim

  2. Dennis Allen says:

    How many dots are too many? One more. These are perfect as is.Merry Christmas.

  3. You've gone mad, McAndrew! MAD, I SAY!!!!!!

  4. ang walford says:

    lovely dots!! i guess when a white plate becomes black that could be too many 😛 but gorgeous dotty material H

  5. Anna says:

    Ha! Funny that you finally got caught. (As they shake their heads thinking its that daft, talented potter we have heard about…) Hope all firing goes well and you have a wonderful holiday!

  6. Lovely stuff, Hannah. I'd like to see a video of the road decorating. Maybe Ang could do the video, but then again, she's probably likely to stay where the weather's nicer. Yikes. Warm and wet in Seagrove.

  7. kateuk says:

    I get carried away with dots in my paintings.Very hard to stop once you start,they are very beguiling.

  8. Anonymous says:

    No such thing as too many dots…..Your plates are stunning. Thank you for sharing.Shauna in Nova Scotia

  9. Peter says:

    Well dotted! Lovely work.Hope you have a splendid Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Hey, Michael Mahan's request for a road decorating video sounds a great idea… hope you get some nice crisp powdery snow!

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