Phil McMenemy my good friend and great photographer cam over this afternoon. He is also involved in this exhibition coming up The Twelve Pots of Christmas at the McGill Duncan Gallery. Twelve pots by me, eleven being decorated by other artists and craftspeople and one by well – me. So Kay came and did hers last week and Phil came to practise today. His attitude was great, sgraffito is by far the easier of my two techniques to control, especially when you have a limited amount of trial time and only one pot to go with. Phil hated art at school having been shouted at because he was colour blind so he said he was quite nervous about this project. Anyway he jumped in enthusiastically and wants to go with the slip trailing and lettering and the whole hog! Completely out of his comfort zone but good on him I say. It’ll be a great fat pot when it’s done I have no doubt.
Tomorrow I’ll be meeting Lisa Hooper who is a print maker, she’s coming pot decorating too. More news on how that goes tomorrow. I’ve also to fully get my head around the packing up of boxes (banana box shortage in Castle Douglas trauma!!!!!!) and getting Paul’s car packed up and generally being ready to go early on thursday morning. We have visitors tomrrow night too so I need to be ultra organised – phew big list for the morning then. Night night.