How come when you get to only about four weeks to go before a big deadline suddenly it seems like a really great idea to start working on new shapes for my ranges? Today I thought new jugs must be the way to go. So here they are. Obviously they aren’t properly developed yet, but it’s a start. The plan is that they will become part of my Oak range, it’s a sgraffito range that I do. So the plan is to get them working well before the second weekend in April when I am showing at the British Trade Craft Fair in Harrogate. The lip looks a bit big maybe.
I had a customer today who was quite upset as she had recently been given a plate that she adored but on sunday her husband dropped it. She was wondering if I would be able to make her another as it was indeed one of mine. So yes I said I would make another NFUS cow plate! She was only given it on friday. I bet the husband was in trouble.
Talking of breaking, I dropped a mug on one of my teapots last week, broke the spout off but thought the mug was ok. I’ve gone to pick up the mug just now and it imploded in my hand. It was a lovely mug too, by a local chap called Andy Priestman. Will have to get another at some point.