I'm busy making again and it feels good to be buzzing around the workshop with purpose. My web site is being redesigned and I'm hoping to have some of these pots finished, fired and on it when it goes live. I'm going to Exeter tomorrow to take some pots to be photographed by my friend Jonny, who is also designing the site. I'm excited to be having it sorted out at long last, it's said 'under construction' for three years or more. It's going to look proper swanky.
The big jugs in this video are going to be in an exhibition in Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth. I sent a whole batch of pots there last week for the exhibition that opens on 17th November.
I had a call the other day from Svend Bayer, who is one of my great pottery heroes. He asked if I could go and do a couple of night shifts on his kiln firing. I haven't fired at Svend's for years and had never fired this particular kiln. It was a great, if not exhausting, pleasure.
Well I'm suffering from a nasty cold, so I'm going to sign out now and go to bed, but before I go, can say one last thank you for your support when I was down in the dumps - thank you - oh that's two - ah well.
Bye for now, back soon