Monday, 18 February 2013

On it

Today has been another long day, but another really good one. I managed to continue with a positive head and sustained yesterday's momentum in the workshop. I'm in bed again writing this. I just got home from band practice and I'm pooped, so I'll keep this brief.

I decorated lots of bowls today. This one is small, the sort of thing you might eat cereal from
and this one, much larger - fruit bowl size
I had a whole load of pots out of the kiln today. Some worked better than others and some gave me ideas as to how I can do things better next time, but by and large, I was pleased with what came out, which was a good range of scale, form, colour and decorative approach.
The orange slip on this pot is made from clay from the field beside the workshop...
as are the spots on this one. I like the colours of this pot a lot.
I handled the big jugs today
and made these smaller jars in the foreground, half the size of the ones I made yesterday that are in the background. I'm going to make a few bigger ones of these tomorrow maybe.

I feel like I'm 'on it' for the first time in ages, which is really exciting. It makes me feel alive again. That said, I won't be alive for much longer if I don't get some sleep, so I'm signing out. Goodnight all, have a great start to the week.

16 comments:

Michael Kline said...

sweet dreams!

gz said...

lovely luscious bowls!

angela walford said...

looking spiffing fitchy.... lovely new array of fresh pots mmmm....

emma said...

Bowl heaven Doug

Anna M. Branner said...

Fantastic! That orange slip is wonderful.

Mandy Dailly said...

God that slip is glorious!! :D Really, really lovely pots!

Susan Sharpe said...

Brilliant

Laura said...

love all the bowls - and the orange especially -

Would you do a video of making a big bowl like that?

Ca Nick said...

Gorgeous as usual! It's inspiring to hear you're bouncing back a bit. Keep taking it one day at a time.

Ron said...

Great to hear that you are feeling well. Love seeing the bowls. We get a bit of jug overload you know :) Ha!
And the jars look super too. Keep at it, you're in the groove. Let's try and catch up soon.

Joe Troncale said...

An amazing orange from the local clay!!

smokieclennell said...

At a workshop here in Canada Phil Rogers mentioned the great slipware you are making. I concur.

Kimberly Medeiros said...

Glad to hear things are on the up swing,Doug!Love the orange.Happy to know you are playing with your band, too;).

Paul Jessop said...

Great to see and hear that you are in the groove, I love that orange slip from the woods.

Rick Hamelin said...

I enjoyed your postings very much. Thank you for sharing. Best regards
Rick Hamelin

Anonymous said...

Hi Doug, working at RAMM today with some 'Drawing from the Museum's collection' looking at the Harvest Jugs and showing the participants your Hollyford Film. They loved your work and the way you embrace Devon clay and beauty form nature into your work
love nicci