Another exhausting twelve hour day today. That's how it's going to be for the rest of the week. I'm loving it though and the workshop's filling up fast.
Today I've been decorating.
And throwing 8lb jugs. These too will have applied decoration tomorrow.
I also pressed some more dishes
Then decorated one of yesterday's in a traditional manner.
I based it on this old North Devon baking dish that was made in Fremington in the nineteenth century. The slip-smeared melamine board is my 'sketchbook'. I use it to work out my design, before hitting the wet pot. It helps me to loosen up too.
The rest of the day I decorated pots made earlier in the week - just simple combing. These will look much more interesting when they're fired - a lot more definition in the slip.
Jess is coming tomorrow. I think she might be rather surprised just how much the workshop's filled up since last week. I think she won't be at all surprised to see the chaos. I'm running out of room.
Well that's it, I'm off to bed, knackered. Goodnight all.