Monday, 19 January 2009

Monday

A quicky as I've promised Joe I'll play Cluedo.

Here's today's efforts........



Made some tall 'medieval' jugs.




Lots of applied deco



I look like some crazy tramp! Came home, had a shave.

11 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I LOVE those jugs, lovelovelove!

Ron said...

The jug master strikes again!!!
Dude, you did need a shower! Ha.

paul jessop said...

Doug Fitch in the Bathroom with a Razor, or was that Mr Plum in the Conservatory with the Lead Pipe.

The Jugs a stunner makes me want to do better work tomorrow,
I don't mean better than you I can't do that, I just mean better than I did today.

jbf said...

Nice jugs. Who's that guy working on them? :^)

doug fitch said...

Just some old hippie

ang said...

nice hat!! dude needs a hair cut.....! plus i love cluedo...

paul jessop said...

Hey Frodo, How Big is that big Jug, as in is it taller than a tall thing, and whats that in inches.

Anonymous said...

hello,
i love your blog. i am studying pottery in korea and your pots really inspire me. i have been working on your tall jug form lately and have a question. the rings at the top/neck of your jugs look like they are thrown as a part of the initial ball of clay, not added and thrown later. is that correct? they are big rings, i have the darndest time trying to squeeze them out of my neck. do you have a special tool? thanks for your blog, i really enjoy it.- andy

doug fitch said...

Hi Andy
Thanks for your words, they put a smile on my face when I read them this morning, it's good to know that you find my ramblings useful. Sometimes the necks are thrown on and sometimes they're not. I always used to struggle when it came to decorating, as to where to start the deco and as to whether it should be on the neck. I had a good look at some old pots and realised that the ribbing in the neck was decoration enough. I don't use a tool, just fingers. It's always the last bit of the pot that I work on, the neck and the rim - I'll try and get a bit of video together if I can. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Hi doug, wow, a video of the neck deco would be amazing. i have tried a few techniques to get those thick rings on the necks of my jugs, but alas- they are quite small. but practice makes perfect i guess. it hink you are right, the ribbing in the neck is the best decoration. simple and powerful they add to the whole pot. thanks. andy

Benjamin Boyland and Sarah Harvey said...

more like a medieval goat herder who's taken up pottery!! great pic!