Tales of the goings on at Hollyford Pottery, near the tiny village of Stockleigh English in Devon, England
Monday, 18 February 2013
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.