Saturday, 14 August 2010

Mugs

The power was off for most of the day at the workshop today while the electrical company did work on the power lines, so I got on the kickwheel and made a couple of dozen soft-thrown kickwheel mugs. It always takes me a little while to get back into making pots after a break, so it feels good to have made a start.
Here are some finished mugs in the showroom.
And here's the little showroom with the first of the many gladioli that I planted in full bloom.



Here's a view inside. I still have more shelves to build and all the walls to panel out and paint, but that'll have to wait a while, lots of pots to make now for a firing at the beginning of September. Rustic mixing bowls next week.
Happy weekend all

7 comments:

flyingshavings said...

And a happy wickend to you too Dug. That showroom looks really good, light and airy, one of those mugs would look really good with a foaming pint of RC bitter, must make an effort and get to see you sometime, maybe Earth and Fire next year.

Maki said...

Beautiful! I've never tried a kick wheel but love the softness you created on mugs. Sounds like you show at Earth & Fire. That's the southest I could usually visit from where I live. Looking forward to see your work directly next year. xm

Dan Finnegan said...

Hi Doug, Nice to see you back at work. I am still hoping to visit, but I have to extend my stay in the UK as Toff and I had a bit of miscommunication regarding his trip to Scotland. I'm hoping to turn up in Devon around the 25/26th of Aug. if that would work?

ang said...

g'day fella your display looks brilliant rustic shelves and glossy pots oooh arrr...happy getting back into the throwing!!

doug Fitch said...

Hi all
hey Richard, I met somebody at Earth and Fire who knows you.Hi Maki, the kickwheel makes it much easier to make these mugs 'softer', I think it's because of the variation in speed. Dan, yes, fantastic, you'll even be here for a bit of Love Daddy rock at Nic's party. Cheers Ang, this time last year you were here. The workshop's a much more organised space now, hope you can come and make some pots again before too long

ang said...

sweet! happy birthday!! and maybe next year things seem to be picking up a bit work wise...must do a bit more touring next time :))

logo mugs said...

Beautiful! I've never tried a kick wheel but love the softness you created on mugs. Sounds like you show at Earth & Fire.