Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Here's a picture, just in case you've forgotten what I look like, it's been a long time.
Thank you for all the stuff you said about that jug on my last post, it came out pretty well, I was very happy with it.
Well I'm still having terrible problems with my useless computer, so whether this'll work, remains to be seen.
I wrote a massive post with lots of pics the other day and when I tried to upload it, the computer crashed, I lost it all, cursed a lot, then gave up in disgust, just short of taking a hammer to my pc - if this doesn't work, tonight might just be the night.
Anyway, all is good here, the pots are coming along and the workshop's painted up and weatherproof.
I just spent a few days in Cornwall looking after my mate Andrew's dog while he was away.
This was the view at sunset from outside his house on Sunday night.
Yesterday, he helped me bring home one of Michael Cardew's kickwheels, which is now installed in my workshop. I'm so pleased with it. Michael Cardew is one of the biggest influences on the way that I make pots, so it's a great thrill to own his wheel.
Here's the man himself, doing his thing back in the early 80's.
The old harvest jug he's holding in this film clip is a beauty, even with its flaking glaze.
Right, I'm off to the Half Moon for a pint of cider with my mate Clarkey, cheers for now my dears!