So far so good.

Well my kiln is full of plant pots and lots of pyrometric cones so as I can see what it is capable of at least. I really need to start getting things through and finished, time is marching on. It should be openable on wednesday and so far this afternoon it was climbing at the rate it should do so fingers crossed.

This weekend I spent a lot of time at the beach. We had visitors so we wanted to show off our lovely area to them, I had some Solway mud to collect to but that is for a secret project that I can’t tell you about in case the person in question reads this but hopefully once it is done all being well I shall explain.

I have spent the day today throwing casserole dishes, my normal large size jug (3lb) and then just to have a go I did an 8lb jug before I left. I probably should have tried a bit earlier in the day when I was a bit fresher but never mind it’s too late now. It isn’t a patch on Doug’s lovely shaped jugs, I think I need another few go’s at it to get the proportions a bit better but it was ok, not the struggle I thought it might be, nice softish clay probably helped.

I received my copy of John Edgeler’s Ray Finch book through the post this weekend and have pretty much devoured it already. It’s a really great read, and has an essay by my university tutor Alex McErlain whose fault it is that I make pots at all. I’m really grateful to him for all his enthusiasm when I was there.
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2 Responses to So far so good.

  1. doug fitch says:

    That’s a fab looking jug, proper job

  2. Ron says:

    Way to go on the 8 pounder. I’m just making cups. Maybe I’ll get brave this week and go for it too. Hope the kiln is all set. Have a good week.

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