Monday, 29 August 2011

Tuesday

A few words and some pictures, I'm tired and dirty and need a bath then bed.
I threw a couple of these tall harvest jugs today. They'll have scroll handles tomorrow. I want to make six of these.
And I made some 5lb jugs - an unusual size for me, I usually make 3lb and 8lb jugs, but I seem to make too much stuff the same size, so I thought these would make a change.
The crazy jug from earlier in the week is no more. Slipped when too soft - silly me :(

The following are pictures from yesterday. It was a Bank Holiday here, so Marky Mark had the day off work and chose to spend it at the workshop, which was great. And the sun shone!
We tidied up the corridor between the workshop and my friend Matt's workshop. This area is going to be used for clay prep and will house drying troughs and a large vertical pug mill. It's a pity that we're getting to the wrong time of year to dry clay, but it'll be good to have it set up at last. The blunger is going to be installed tomorrow evening - it weighs a tonne, so I've enlisted the help of a local farmer with his tractor.
The cider apples are being taken from the orchard, this trailer had a wonderful appley aroma as I followed it along the lane on the way home. Cider, mmmmmmmmm
Sprigged mugs
Marky Mark at the wheel
I've been working on a number of tile orders in recent times, these are a few of the finished tiles. I have a big pile ready for glaze firing. I still need to make a few more which I'll fit in around pot making in the next few days. The workshop has been full of them, they take up a lot of shelf space and it got to the stage were it was impossible to work. I'm really enjoying making tall stuff again, I thought I'd forgotten how to do it!

Well that's all, bath and bed and bye for now

12 comments:

Ron said...

Hey, the tiles look really super. Wow. I love them all. Glad you're getting the blundger set up and having some sun shine. Hope to catch up soon.

Anna said...

I guess someone has to say it....Nice Jugs! :) How many pounds are they?

The tiles look great and they DO take up so much room don't they...

gz said...

It would be good to see the tiles in use. (apart from their being more shelf space!!)
Seeing the work in situ can transform it, whether a pot in the kitchen or a tile on the wall

Gary's third pottery blog said...

big huge jugs there, something all potters would be proud of!

cookingwithgas said...

you are one busy person! Those tiles are lovely and the jugs- well let's talk about those jugs.
Marvelous!

Anonymous said...

Doug,

Tiles are looking good! Are they mine? I'm excited......

Dave

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Arte Cerâmica Zen said...

I really enjoyed browsing your blog, congratulations to work! Beth

Hollis Engley said...

Lovely jugs ... but I want to see what becomes of the cider apples.

Paul Jessop said...

Tiles look great.
shame about the big jug so much work in a heap, I feel for you on that one. see you soon.

Pottery Figurines said...

Loving those large jars and those sprigged mugs! Looks like they're going to turn out perfect. And your tiles are AMAZING!

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

I love the chickens on your painted tiles! Interesting to that you see carts of apples rolling around, real cider is the best!