Saturday, 27 September 2008

Saturday

It's been a busy time on both the work and the home front this week, working long evenings in the workshop and then late again last night in my friend's recording studio, adding some 'harmonies' to a Love Daddies track.

We're off into Exeter in a minute for lunch - into the city, haven't been there for ages, people, traffic, noise and smelly air - it'll make a pleasant change.

Tomorrow Marky Mark's coming over and we're going to tidy up the workshop and kiln shed. I've got Alex McErlain from Manchester Metropolitain University coming next week to do some filming, so it's time to clear away all the mouldy mugs. I'm a bit nervous about it, but I know Alex, he's a top man, so it'll be fine once we've got started. I'm so used to being on my own and 'in the zone', it'll be odd being in front of a lens.

Here's some stuff from the past couple of days.


More leaf resist.


This will be green when it's fired.


I'll put the amber glaze on this one. It has a black slip under the white, the manganese from the black will bleed into the glaze, softening the line.


Another puzzle jug


I made these big ones yesterday. Most of the pots I have for the firing are flat plates, which take up a lot of horizontal space, so I need these big pots to fill the vertical space. Nic's dropping off some kiln shelves for me tomorrow, I need to borrow some because all the plates will gobble up the kiln furniture.


I look like such a tramp at the moment - that's what happens when all I do is spend every day in a shed on my own. Anyway, must pull my wellies on now and head off to town.

9 comments:

ang said...

so great to see you hard at work, I'm in the twilight zone at the mo producing nadda, waiting to start my tables this week while the weather's still cool and its holiday so i can make a big mess at the club.. ciao happy filuming...hope to chat soon..

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Now that is a classic picture--a disheveled potter finishing a pot nearly as big as him himself...

Michael Kline said...

Leaf Resist! Well, I've been doing it wrong all of these years! I'll have to get some before they all fall down. Your work is trully beautiful, man.

Hannah said...

Ah give Alex my love will you, you can give him a big hug from me. Such a lovely fella and after all this potting lark is all his fault for me!

Chatty said...

I just found you through my friend Gary Rith. Beautiful stuff! I am especially attracted to the puzzle jug...

potterboy said...

So... may we ask what the filming is all about?

Clay Perry said...

that's really nice work, love the puzzle jug detail, i find that looking like a tramp after working on a creative endeavor gives me a sense of accomplishment that's quite difficult to match...

ajsimmons said...

Really loving those leaf resists...very beautiful.

Plane was cool wasn't it...totally unintentional (we used to live under the main heathrow flight path in south london...watched the last 3 concordes from the roof!). I think the windfarm vids are even more hypnotic.... Cheers Amanda x

doug fitch said...

Helo all
Andrew, the film's part of Alex McErlain's research as a 3D Design lecturer, I don't know where it'll end up - post watershed. Hello new visitors and thank you. MK it'll save you a lot of brushwork - it's a bit seasonal though. Hannah, I look forward to thrusting that hug upon Alex - I'm sure he'll be delighted!