Thursday, 2 February 2012

Big jug

Well I was really rough yesterday, waking in the morning with not only man flu, but a migraine too. I treated the migraine and went back to bed to sleep it off. I did get to work, but not until 3.30 in the afternoon. I was keen to see Marky Mark for our weekly workshop night. As it turned out, I just slept on the workshop sofa, but it was good to get there, to talk some rubbish and light the fire to keep the harsh frost away.

This morning the roads were so icy, that I got stuck half way up a hill. Fortunately one of the locals with a big truck was there to tow me to the top of the hill. The little lanes don't get gritted round here any more.


I only managed this one big pot today - I lost another four. Sometimes it just doesn't happen. I'll try again tomorrow - I still feel quite exhausted from the migraine, so a good night's sleep will help no doubt.



Here's a little film from today
Goodnight all

8 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

You're right. Sometimes it just doesn't happen. I've learned to recognize those days, then make a decision about fighting through it or finding something else that needs to be done. Pretty nice-looking jug, though, Doug. Hope the migraine has gone away.

angela walford said...

ahhh rest your head!! I was surprised for a minute to see a topless jug, forgot you made them a s a two piece :)) gorgeous looking jug it be..

MomCavePottery said...

I believe chicken soup is in order.You do amazing work even when sick. Feel better.

Anna M. Branner said...

Ugh. Migraines are the worst...then they go away and leave that fog behind. Get a good nights rest!

brandon phillips said...
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brandon phillips said...

I call the off days wood chopping days. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) as a potter there is ALWAYS something else to be done.

jojoaruba said...

Hang in there. I think all the advice about resting is good. When you are feeling badly, your body is just telling you to give it a rest. When the jugs are collapsing they are telling you to go to bed... There will be many future "great pottery" days to come.

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