Plates, plates and more plates!

Well the 45 plates ordered by the National Farmers Union Scotland are all thrown, half of them are lettered tomorrow I start on the cows! They are to all have a dairy cow in the centre. Wish me luck!
I hope this horrible wet windy weather has eased by the morning else it’ll be not the most pleasant cycle into the workshop.
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4 Responses to Plates, plates and more plates!

  1. potterboy says:

    Lovely slip trailed writing – I’m slightly obsessed with writing on pots, for some reason. But I’m slightly intrigued because the pots look like they’re still on bats. Have you turned these yet? And if not, how do you turn without ruining it all?Nice to see another pottery blog – I have family up your way (Dumfries.)

  2. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the comments, you are correct they are still on bats (though wired off) I decorate first then let them get to leather hard. If you’re careful then you can turn after decorating. If I were to turn the foot rings first then the middles would sag and possibly split when they were slipped and they softened again.Do come and visit if you are up seeing your family. Especially at the end of May. wishes and thanks for mentioning my blog on yours, was that Doug Fitch that told you?

  3. potterboy says:

    Crikey that was quick. Yes, I followed the link from Doug’s site.Interesting about the sagging – I have tried paper resist writing on stoneware, but I turned first. It wasn’t a huge success and it did sag a little bit. Hmmm…. maybe I should try again.I looked at your main website too. Lovely lovely pots.Oh well… I look forward to reading more!

  4. Michael says:

    I can’t wait to see the cows! Your work is beautiful. thanks for sharing it through your blog. Some of us don’t get over your way to visit, so it’s nice to see pottery made in your neck of the woods. Ron Philbeck sent me.

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