I got the last two straight courses of bricks up this morning in the pleasant part of the day that came before the torrential downpour and howling gale that have been going on ever since. The work so far is currently wrapped up against the elements and will, fingers crossed, be fine and safe, just another reminder of the fact that my shed roof isn’t adequate and really needs some walls and possibly a wider stretch of roof so I can get some wood under it in the dry too.
I didn’t see Antiques Roadshow last night but a friend told me about it, about 6 minutes in is a lovely bit with a Cardew pot bought for 50p at a car boot sale.
Opening tomorrow, 30th March at Rufford Craft Centre in Ollerton near Nottingham there is a group show with the Northern Potters Association. There is some of my new work in there for anyone in the area that would fancy popping in for a look.
Back to throwing tomorrow, it feels like an age since I’ve done any proper throwing. I started on some small bowls this afternoon but felt very rusty. Hopefully it’ll be easier tomorrow, I have an order to make for a shop in Manchester and a couple of commissions to get one with. I suppose really I should start thinking about Spring Fling too, it’ll be here before I know it and I thought while I was at it I would start making a set of pots to go in this kiln too. The thing is I’ll probably end up firing them in the electric kiln but at least I can try and get some ready and waiting to be sacrificed.