Thursday, 11 June 2009

Friday morning

A brief ramble before I head out of the door to work. Stayed late at the workshop last night, so didn't get the chance to blog. Marky Mark and Jessica came up to do some glazing.



New additions in my workshop, left to right, Blogger Paul, Hannah, Paul Young and two dinky little cups from Aussie Ang - thank you all. Ang sent me some little tiles too, but they were at home when I took this pic. I also have a lovely piece of glass, but I'll write about that another day in a separate post.



Some big baluster jugs from the last firing - I've got a good range of colour and tone to choose from for my June shows. It was quite a heavily reduced firing, so there are a lot of orange pots.



Some bowls I made yesterday, more of these to make today and some flatware. These ones are 3lb - I also made some 6lb ones. They have a notched band just below the rim.

I think Blogger Matt will be coming later and we're going to try and make a simple updraught wood kiln from a fibre-lined oil drum - not sure it'll work, but it's worth a try just for the fun of it. I'll report later - happy day all.

9 comments:

Jude said...

Hi Doug
What happened to the bowls that you made earlier? Simple, with a spot?? in the base.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

mmmm, gorgeous...

jimgottuso said...

totally dig those baluster jugs, particularly the one with the yellowish greenish tone

Margaret Brampton said...

That's a nice stash of pots youv'e aquired by other potters. Always nice to get more pots. I went to Angela Smith's Open Studio yesterday and she gave me two little bowls Lucky me.
I had hoped to come to the slip week-end you are doing but the Saturday is my son's 16th birthday.

Hollis Engley said...

Lovely jugs from that last firing, Doug.

Clay Perry said...

the baluster jugs are beautiful...

Peter said...

So pleased to see how the jug with the flowers and birds turned out (in your previous post), such a lovely thing. Nice to see the new work coming along. The baluster jugs are great.

ang said...

what a lovely collection you got..I used enough bubble wrap then.....heheh

St Ives Birds & Photo Journal said...

The baluster jugs are beautiful, especially the ochre coloured ones and the green ones. I've never liked blue much as a colour for ceramics though.