Friday, 4 April 2008
Today's the day
Firstly a big thank you to everyone who came up with kind offers of help yesterday when the car died. If all goes to plan I'll be collecting our new money guzzler this morning.
Cookie's coming round in a minute to help syphon the fuel out of the old car - Hil had put loads of petrol in ready for today's journey.
These two exhibitions have been a long time coming and we've been living hand to mouth. I haven't wanted to sell many pots since Christmas, I've been building up a stock for months for these shows, so I've barely brought any money into the household for ages. I'm hoping people will like what they see and that they'll feel the need to take the pots home with them.
This is my first ever solo show and I'm terrified. It's a scary prospect being centre of the attention. In the band I'm the bass player so I tend to be on the periphery, this is a lot more frighetening than the biggest gig I've ever played.
The last private view I had at the Long Room was a joint exhibition with a number of slipware potters including Clive Bowen and Paul Young. I got so nervous about it that I was struck down with a migraine and didn't make it. Despite my trepidation I'm feeling pretty good this morning so it's all systems go.
Here's a picture of the Love Daddies taken at last night's practice. What a good looking bunch of boys. You can print this out and colour it in with your pencil crayons if you're looking for something exciting to do indoors on a rainy day.