Saturday's panto was much better, things went much more smoothly and a full-house audience, who were up for joining in the fun, got things going with a swing. A rehearsal on Wednesday night to brush up on any mistakes, then two more nights at the weekend. It's a lot of work for a play that runs for four nights only, but it's worth it.
I got back into potting today, with the first proper run of pots of the year. The workshop's almost finished inside now - certainly enough to start making pots again without falling over things. So I jumped on Mr Cardew's wheel and made a dozen big, softly thrown, olde English tankards. The clay was really soft and works well for making a shape like this - a fuller bellied form would just collapse.
I like the idea of working very simply and directly into soft clay and I think these are going to be quite interesting when covered in a thin slip. Whether I'm deluded or not remains to be seen!