No handles.

I didn’t get around to putting handles on the big jugs but I did throw a neck onto the 6lb body from yesterday. I think I like this one, this might be the one that my friend eventually gets assuming it manages to get successfully decorated and fired. Fingers crossed.

I slipped some of my normal big jugs, 4lb 80z in case you wondered. The jugs were a little wetter than normal and the black trailing slip, freshly sieved is actually a bit thinner than I would usually use it. It meant I had to be a lot faster with the decoration, no bad thing for me I don’t think.

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I’ve so much admin type stuff to do tonight, trying to buy cheap train tickets (nigh on impossible I have discovered) for two different journeys (London and Exeter), writing up minutes from two meetings, a grant application, a couple of invoices to write, and I’m putting them all off by writing my blog and reading everyone elses blogs. I have decided I am going to courier my pots down to London for the Ceramics in the City show in September and I’m going to take the train. It’s a genius idea, the saving on stress on not having to drive to and in London will be brilliant.
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12 Responses to No handles.

  1. Ron says:

    Holy cow, I had no idea you did the trailing when the white slip was so wet. Did you do that trailing with the jug upright that like? Amazing.Sent your package out today.

  2. ang says:

    great avoidance technique I’m using it right now…..ohh lovely slipettty slip work.

  3. Hannah says:

    It was upright Ron yes and it was quick. No messing with that one.

  4. That must take an amazing amount of skill to do that trailling!A local odd job man made the dresser top for me. We measured up the width of my Berlingo and made it to fit. He only charged me £47 and I then obviously had the cost of the paint. It’s got a batten screwed on either side and they are then clamped to the table so there is no way it can fall over.Good to hear you’re in the Ceramics in the City as I can get there quite easily. We’re 30 mins from London Victoria on the train. Give a shout if I can help in any way.

  5. Hannah says:

    Thanks Margaret, hopefully I’ll get to meet you there if you can get over. Hmmm migh have to go and befriend some odd job men!

  6. I was surprised, too, that the slip was still so wet! Like my wax resist, once it’s on there there’s no turning back. Thanks for the video. Masterful!

  7. paul jessop says:

    You suprised me too, I had no idea you did it when it was still wet, doesn’t that make it much more difficulter ( i couldn’t think of the right phrase there at all).Have you tried it when its dry.( now that sounds like a line from a carry on film ). Ok i’m going.

  8. Ron says:

    Oh Paul…I don’t know what a ‘carry on’ film is but well I get the meaning I think. Thanks for my afternoon laugh. I think I should go have a cup of tea now.

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  10. Hannah says:

    Oh Ron they are corrupting your mind. Those naughty boys, especially that potter Paul one.

  11. Ron says:

    Yes I have to admit I am quite innocent and pure.

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