Slipware Struggle


Today’s aim was to throw all the pots on my making list. Ha! Fat chance because the list is huge, and I got myself in a tizzy about it all and you know what it’s like when you flap, you can’t throw calmly that’s for sure.
The first two jugs happened nicely then I failed and failed and failed again. Eventually after tea and calm words from Mr Fitch the next four also appeared.
Phew! What a relief. These are hopefully for the next wood firing and the Oxford Ceramics Show at in October.  Tomorrow for handles and some more making all being well.

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3 Responses to Slipware Struggle

  1. mimi says:

    I’m convinced the clay gods know when things HAVE to happen, and play with us. Tomorrow is another, better day, hopefully!

  2. Anne Doyle says:

    thank goodness for calming words… I’m reminded of an expression I picked up in Cape Cod as a youth : “the hurrier I go, the behinder I get…” it has been with me since, slow and steady, when I rush, I fu– up… my FIL says: “less haste, more speed… ” for hyperactive minds its always rush-rush-rush but clay is a hard task-mistress and she tolerates no distractions… Hope it all goes smoothly from now on until the firing and show…

  3. Susan Sharpe says:

    Thank you. It’s so wonderful for us beginner throwers to see that such a wonderful thrower as yourself can have times when they struggle.

    Hope everything goes smoothly from now on.

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