How often do you get a letter through the post that looks like this? How beautiful is that, I love it. I have been wanting to do a course for a while now in some sort of lettering skills, my hand writing is ok, I like letters and words and I like putting them on my pots but my lettering skills are very limited really. I haven’t found a course to do yet though. This calligraphy is done by Patricia Lovett who is the vice chair of The Heritage Crafts Association.
As such coincidences often occur today I was reading the “Techniques Using Slip” by John Mathieson book
as recently received through the post. I was looking at the section aboutJames Basset, he’s a slip trail king
and his lettering is just fab, I love it, makes mine look like childish
scrawl. So the plate above (ignore the H that looks like a square 8 please) is my attempt at using the serifs on the letters. I think Pru Cooper does lovely lettering too. Definitely
something I need to work on. That book is lovely if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s some great things in there, I’ve been devouring it at every tea break the last day or two.
-flowery things. I’m back at the trying to finish every thing that’s under plastic stage again. I popped a glaze firing in this morning, a bisque lined up fir the day that that comes out etc etc before Spring Fling and the German trip. Two small exhibitions to get together before I leave for Germany too, talk about everything happening at once. It keeps me out of trouble anyway…