Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Ron asked about what my teapot lids look like below the flange, so here's a picture showing what goes on.
I got bitten on the leg this morning by a sheepdog in the lane outside the workshop, which wasn't the best start to the day. In fact it made me feel a bit odd for a while and it bled a bit too. I think the farmer's taken the dog for a tetanus.
As Matt pointed out to me this afternoon on the phone, I can run away to the countryside and hide away from all the perils of the city, but the countryside's just as dangerous. It was good to hear from him by phone. We were making plans because he's coming down next week at some stage and is probably going to come and help me at Clay Art Wales in May.
I made four of these conjoined bowl pots today. They're based on an old Staffordhire design, Clive makes a version too. I'm sure the folks of Stoke on Trent probably would have used these in the seventeenth century for serving ye olde mango chutney.
Off to the gig shortly, shame my best disco dancing leg won't work properly due to the dog bite, the other leg's rubbish - no sense of rhythm.