Plates plates plates
Spent the morning redecorating the studio with a splatter look in black slip in an effort to sieve a large bucket of the substance. It’s so lovely to use freshly sieved slip, it’s such a lovely feeling and very tasty.
This is the plate made with a bit of Solway mud in the body and a couple of the decorated parts are a mix of the mud and my white slip, I’m not certain what the finished thing will look like but it will be interesting to see. It’s for a wedding, the lady is an geologist who has studied for a number of years the muds and sands of the Solway Firth and her husband is a haulier, hence the sea, the sand, hills and road of our local landscape.
Lovely freshly slipped still very soft slip, so luxurious to trail onto.
My new phrase of choice, haven’t used this one before but it’s rather nice I think.
Finally some slip tests! This has taken me years to get around to. I’ve a few planned but this was the start, a line blend of my black and white slips, just to see what happened really and remind myself that I can still do the more technical maths type stuff. I don’t think I’ll use any of them at the moment but you never know.
Lastly but by no means least my friend Alan
of Argyll Pottery, up on the west coast of Scotland near Oban whose jugs I admired in a post a few months ago has relented and joined the pottery blogger contingent, go have a look at what he’s up to.
PS Keep your fingers crossed for good weather tomorrow evening as the girlies are having a BBQ at my house and a jolly good natter (the weather won’t affect the ability to natter though.)
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