Well that was a brilliant week, hanging around with some lovely people. We got back to Nic's just before three this morning, then Hil picked me up after she finished work this evening and brought me home. Hot tub and comfortable bed tonight, wooohooo! It's been freezing cold and very uncomfortable in the tent this week and my inflatable matress was in fact a deflatable matress, so virtually no sleep for almost a week.
Here we all are infront of the bottle kiln. John, the chap with the green jumper in the next photo was on the team too, but was taking the photo I think.
It was a good firing. We started it at about 2am, then finished about noon on Saturday. It was pretty warm when we unpacked it at noon on Sunday.
I survived the demo, no rotten tomatoes. It was a bit disorganised, but it was good fun once I got into it. I made a jug, force dried it with a gas burner, handled it and decorated it, then a monster tankard for Dave, the chap who's inspecting the jar in the second photo. He and his wife have quite a few of my pots.
The last picture is of a young American student, holding the mugs that Ron made for Matt and me. Do you recognise him Ron?
That's it, I've got to sleep. Thank you people for buying pots, thank you Paul, Matt, Hannah and John for all the kiln, talk and drinking fun and thanks to Nic for getting me there and back safely. I'm absolutely exhausted, I'll tell more and add some more shots later. Back to work tomorrow.
Oh yes, and Exeter won at Wembley woooooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooo!