Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Tuesday



The first pot of 2009! I feel much better for getting some new pots made.



It took me hours to stick all this stuff on the puzzle jug today, there's still one under polythene to do tomorrow. They take so long, I wonder whether it's going to make them prohibitively expensive.



I got the top coat of green slip on this big tapered jug and combed through to the black beneath.



And this one top-coated too with white. The black slip beneath will break through on the high points of the decoration.

Jessica with me tomorrow and lots more pots to make, bye for now.

8 comments:

Hannah said...

beautiful, absolutly beautiful.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

aye, feels good to be making the first pots of 2009

Dan Finnegan said...

What a lovely jug to start a year with. And the wet slip on those pots is delicious.

Ron said...

Damn! You are the jug man.

Jude said...

Wonderful, really great. Have you explained where the puzzle jug design came from? if so, could you point me in the right direction?
So glad I found your blog, gives me a fix of something I realised I really miss....

Alex Mason said...

what a great start to 2009!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful work!

doug fitch said...

Hello all, thanks for your kind words. Wet slip is beautiful isn't it?

Hello Cynthia, hi Alex.

Jude, my puzzle jugs are based on the ones from Donyatt in Somerset - nar where Blogger Paul lives. Here's one with a single spout http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Puzzle_jug.JPG

The applied decoration is inspired by dog roses that festoon the hedgerows round here.