Tuesday, 1 November 2011

I'm still here!

I'm still here! It's been a manic few weeks, with really long days and late nights and I've had to drop out of the virtual world for a while. I just had the best firing that I ever had - it's so good to have the kiln working properly at last. These pots are for my solo show that opens in just over two weeks in Thoresby Hall.
I'll post better pictures when I get them, but if you would like to see the pots in more detail and can make it along, it would be great to see you at the private view, on the 19th November.


There's a picture of this jug before it was fired, at the end of this post.
These pictures are in a jumble, but I'm too tired to sort them out. Here are Alex and Hannah, two thirds of my fantastic firing crew, visiting the Burton Art Gallery, the day after the firing.
And here's the other fine stoker, my old buddy Andrew Frank' Grundon. Marky Mark's away in Mexico at the moment, so he missed this one.
Ah, slippy dishes, we're going back in time here

Drinking bowls for an exhibition in Japan.
The tall jug, pictured earlier in this post, before it was fired.

Well that was brief, but at least you know I'm still alive. Back soon with some better pics, bye for now.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello Doug, great stuff the glaze looks wonderful,are you raw glazing all the pots now ?
Good luck with the show.Tim

Anonymous said...

The word verification for the last comment was pugham ???

Paul Jessop said...

Pots look great Doug, great news that you've finally tamed that beast of a kiln of yours.
see you soon.

Alex said...

Well done Doug, The pots are great and Im looking forward to Thoresby to see them well displayed.

Ron said...

Looks amazing Doug. It's going to be a hell of an exhibition!! Wish I could be there.

Tracey Broome said...

Really beautiful work Doug!!!

ang walford said...

just love that first pic all those lovely pots crammed in to one frame mmmmmmm :P congrats on a super firing doug

Margaret Brampton said...

Those pots look fabulous.That's a wonderful sheen on the glaze. Nice to see Frank there. Hope the exhibition goes well.

Anna said...

Fantastic work. Good to know you haven't been slacking during the blog silence....;)

Marshall Colman said...

Great work! I can assure you that the results of an electric kiln are variable. Good luck with the show.

Peter said...

Lovely firing Doug, so nice to see all those pots. Hope you have a great exhibition.

Hollis Engley said...

We knew you were there, Doug. Great firing!