Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Nice one Brad
I took Brad into Exeter yesterday as he had to catch his train. His train wasn't until the afternoon, so we spent the morning rummaging through charity shops, where Brad bought loads of books which will weigh him down nicely on his journey home. We also went on a guided tour of the Cathedral. I've never done that in all the years I've lived here so it was very interesting.
It was a real pleasure having Brad to stay. He's a lovely young man and a very good potter, I'm sure we'll meet again before too long. Here's a shot of the pots he made while he was here.
Last night I went up to the workshop with Marky Mark(Happy birthday today MM old boy)and started decorating jars and bottles. I carried on with that today, as well as making some big baluster jugs.
Tomorrow I have to start getting organised ready to go to Bovey Tracey on Thursday for The Contemporary Craft Fair, which opens with a Private View on Thursday evening, then continues throughout the weekend.
I bumped into an old friend earlier in the week, Simon Ridley, a blacksmith who used to have a workshop near mine although he moved to a bigger place last year so I don't see much of him these days. He makes some beautiful work, check it out here. Clever bloke.
Sorry this is all a bit disjointed and rambling, I'm soooooooooooo tired. I've other stuff to write but it'll have to wait until tomorrow, so for now, goodnight Zzzzzzzz