Sunday, 3 October 2010

Showroom!

Well I haven't blogged much of late because I haven't made any pots. Instead I've concentrated my energies into finally getting the showroom finished off and there's only so much bad woodwork that I want to show on here! Please bear in mind that this little lean-to has been entirely made out of scrap and scavenged materials.


Different Dave removing the controls from the electric kiln which has been moved into the same room as my wood kiln.




Still a bit of finishing work to do, everything could use another coat of paint, but it'll do for now. This week I have to rearrange the workshop so that I can make room for the sixteen members of the Westcountry Potters Assosciation who are coming a week on Saturday. Other exciting stuff happening this week too, but I'll save that for a later post.

The Clay and Blogs show opened on Friday night in North Carolina, here are some pictures from the show on Linda Starr's blog. Thank you to Meredith for organizing this significant event - the ever growing world of the blogosphere is quite remarkable.

Happy Monday all

18 comments:

Hannah said...

Fitch that is bloody lovely! Who'd have though? x

Ron said...

Looks really great Doug!

Armelle said...

C'est superbe !!!

Anonymous said...

looks good Doug! I can't believe it's so tidy! Where's all your stuff? I bet you can't move in the rest of the workshop!

Dave

cookingwithgas said...

The space looks wonderful! I love the pitchers (jugs) in the window- great shot!
It was a fun and exciting show with lots- lots of great comments on the work.
Your large Jug- pitcher... bought a lot of interest.
Hope to see you state side.

Anna said...

It looks...dare I say it....organized! Nice job.

ang said...

sweet mr fitch!! just gorgeous and all that space filled with lovely pots mmmm, brilliant work to you and your team..

TropiClay Studio said...

Wow! Did you rebuild completely? Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Looks lovely, you need a slaes assitant now.
Tim

Congresburypotter said...

It's all looking fantastic Doug! You are obviously a star wombler!!!

Jude said...

I LOVE to showroom, well done!!
I really really hope to visit sometime...
Take care

PG said...

What a superb show-room (nice and light!) I grew up in Devon and I seem to remember there is a grand old tradition of making things from bits and bobs. Hope to pop in one day and treat myself to something lovely of yours, when we next manage to get down.

Tracey Broome said...

Scrap materials are the best way to give a space character I think, and you certainly achieved that, what a great space. It was wonderful to see your work in person Friday night, I have a fun picture of your jug with Hollis, I'll get it posted later this week....

Linda Fahey said...

The showroom looks fab! looks inviting! Good luck with your visitors - they will be impressed.

jbf said...

Good job on the showroom! Looks great.

JamesH said...

The showroom is looking very smart Doug. Hopefully we'll be in your neck of the wood in early December! More to follow on that as and when we know.

Hollis Engley said...

I just love the look of the place, inside and out, Doug. As Meredith said, your pots - and Hannah's and Paul's - created a lot of interest the night of the opening in Southern Pines. I'm hoping they've all got red dots on them by this time. They should.

doug Fitch said...

Thanks all, it's hard to believe none of that wa there eighteen months ago(don't tell the planners!)

I'll have the inside finished in the next couple of days, then I'll do a video tour :-)