Once there's a reason it makes more sense.
I feel ill, that’s why I can’t find any umphh, I’m sneezing and gasping for breath at the slightest thing and dizzy if I stand up too fast and my sinus’ are ever so slightly pressured. I feel better just knowing that there’s a reason for feeling rubbish and that I’m not just being a lazy so and so.
As a result I’m not going to go to Manchester tomorrow as I was planning, I was going to visit two groups of uni friends, Caroline and Graeme -Hi Graeme I know you read this- and Emma and Mark and their new baby Emily who the big jug is for. Anyway I’m not really fit to travel being as walking across the yard to the barn had me coughing and wheezing, how rubbish is that, and I certainly don’t want to pass my bugs on to the wain.
So I slowly did a few bits of things today, glazed the pots that I had bisque fired though one of my big tree platters has cracked –arghh! I do hate that. Packed the kiln with a big bowl on the top that I am re-firing with some more glaze on the outside as it came out looking a bit thin. Not sure if that will work, I had to blast it with the heat gun to get it to dry off. We’ll see what happens.
This puzzle jug is a commission, it has another fat bird on the other side.
This is my exciting new piece of work attire, I got it at Potfest
though I’ve been meaning to get one for ages. I was asked by someone at Christmas last year what I would like for a present and I asked for one of these but received
hot water bottle cover instead. Useful in it’s own manner and good when you feel poorly
but for keeping the slip at bay in the workshop not quite so successful
. These are made by the lovely Laura Wright, wife of David Wright
who makes some great hand built
wood fired pots. I’ll put a picture up ofthe lovely tea bowl I swapped with him at the weekend at some point too.
It splits really well when you crouch down or get on the wheel and I should have taken a pic of the back too as it will fit a myriad of differently
sized people. As you can tell I didn’t ever have ballet lessons but this is my mug slipping position. It’ll be a much better apron in a couple of days once I’ve covered it in red clay and slip, it’s far too clean and neat at the moment.
Well that’s me for tonight, off for a hot toddy and a bit of a rest.
Word of the day today is very approprite: enervate.
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