Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Juuuuuuuuuuugs

Evening all.

Here are the harvest jugs I made last week, all decorated.



This is the huge one.



And here are the others.











The little oak tree in the workshop garden is in full leaf and inspired the drawing on these.



I'm starting to feel much more 'in the groove' now. There's always an initial panic when the shelves are empty, but I can see the pots starting to build towards a kiln full, I reckon I've got about a third of a slack kiln load.



These are eight pound jugs, made yesterday and handled today. They'll be slipped tomorrow and will be mostly black and green - the harvest jugs are all going to be yellow and amber.




These are some tall jugs I made today. The baluster is about 21" tall and won't fit inthe bisc kiln unless it shrinks a bit which I'm sure it will. I need to make more big pots tomorrow.

It's been a long day today, I worked until 8pm, so I'm exhausted. I was supposed to be going to the supermarket tonight, but it'll have to wait for another night, I'm off to bed. Goodnight all.

13 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

I love the way the wet slipped jugs look. Almost seems a shame to fire them.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic harvest jugs Doug. I just the love the fluidity of the slip decoration.
Your pots are just getting better and better each time I look on here!!
Cheers
H.B.

Peter said...

Juuugs.... MMMMMMMMMMMMH! I'm waterproofing my bicycle as we speak. The pacific ocean might be a challenge, but...I must see these wonders and splendors that you produce!

Rod said...

Fantastic Jugs! Can't wait to see them fired.

Ron said...

Hey. Killer as always! Sorry to have missed you yesterday. We'll catch up soon.

ang said...

8 pounds caawwwwww thats a bit cheap!!

Jude said...

Lovely jugs

jimgottuso said...

beautiful jugs... i'm with hollis, wet slip is the best.

Clay Perry said...

excellent work, as always...

potterboy said...

I couldn't work out what kind of euphemism "waterproofing my bicycle" would be, but then I read on.

You can't beat whopping great jugs!

Amy said...

wow... looks like these have a thick layer of slip on them. great look when they're wet.

Peter said...

In response to Potterboy, I think I got "Waterproofing my bicycle" from a Goon Show episode that I listened to in my tender and formative years. I seem to recall that one of the characters on the show needed to cross the English Channel. Waterproofing the bicycle for such an adventure seemed a wise idea. To not have done so could have invited rising damp, water on the brain, or worse! In my case I am sadly prevented from cycling to England's dear shores by an immense stretch of rather chilly ocean. Waterproofing may have indeed ensured a safe voyage for a Goonish bicycle across 20 odd miles of Channel, but me thinks the risks are higher (as are the waves) when contemplating the Pacific. I may be forced to rise above the sea aboard one of those newfangled hairyplane things instead! P.

Michael Kline said...

Holy Pitcher's DF! These are great! I like the fine lines mixd with the fat lines.