When it’s good it’s very very good and when it’s bad it’s horrid.

Wow! It’s a lovely sunny September time here in south west Scotland. Perfect drying weather for my pots. Thank goodness!

I’ve been throwing and handling and slipping and trying to get through my list. After what feels like months of things just not happening finally it all feels good and it seems like things might actually be about to come together. For throwing the clay has been just right, the shapes have been apearing as if by magic, the slips are just smooth and lump free and flowing and because I have so many things to decorate I’m getting into it and it’s all just happening wonderfully. It feels great! These jugs like the one above are just 1lb and they are good fun. I made 10 of them and I really like them, might do some more.

Here’s one of the Doug Fitch influenced jugs. It’s got my new American friendly glaze on the inside which I completely forgot was clear and so leaves a rather weird white rim to the jug where it goes over the slip but I do have an iron stained version of the glaze so that’s ok. As long as I remember next time.

New pots too, fresh out of the kiln ready to come with me down to Ceramics in the City at the Geffrye Museum (see previous post if you want the details).

Lots of new little plates, I really like this size of plate, they can be quick and fun and hopefully not too pricey.

This is trailing over finger wipey slip. Did I ever tell you how much I love slip?

The first of a series of panels to take over to the PMA Craft Show in Philadelphia soon oh so soon.

Oh and crazy dragons have come to town again.
The “Still Movement” exhibition is coming to a close this weekend, Saturday 24th September is the final day for seeing it at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. It would be lovely to show it somewhere else. If you know anywhere that you think it would suit or who you think might be interested to show it please let me know. I’ve still some more pictures from that to blog too.


A wee bit of a silly kitty cat that blends in with the carpet.
This entry was posted in 8lb jugs, Ceramics in the City, fresh slip, Geffrye Museum, Gracefield Arts Centre, Still Movement. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to When it’s good it’s very very good and when it’s bad it’s horrid.

  1. Susan says:

    Excellent pots, love the slipped jug that is not fired yet.Enjoy the Geffrye in London, it's a lovely place. Sorry we could not be there.

  2. Anna says:

    So I guess the "American glaze" means lead free? I love your tiny pitchers!! So glad I have one. 🙂

  3. Lovely pots! I love that tile….makes me want to go to Philly!

  4. ang walford says:

    finger wipes and slip trailing together just gorgeous!

  5. Betsy C says:

    Just lovely. When is your show in Philly, I would love to see you again?!

  6. Hannah says:

    Hi Anna, indeedy this time they are going by ship and everything needs to be certified.Thanks Kate.Come on over Meredith, would be great, not that I think I'll have much spare time ever but who knows.Betsy the show is 10th to 13th November. http://www.pmacraftshow.orgThanks all!h

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *