Not much blogging action so far this week. I've not been up to the workshop in days, my head's been in a bit of a funny place - time of year and all that.
Instead, I've put my time into revamping my slide show ready for my demo at the Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild this Friday. I feel much better this evening, so it's off to work in the morning. Jessica will be there tomorrow, so I'll have some company.
Incidentally, my computer's been on a go slow and keeps crashing, so if I owe you an email, please forgive me, I'll be on the case asap.
My older son Luke is currently working on a GCSE art project. His brief was to choose an artist and create his own interpretation of their work. He chose to work in clay and based his studies on my good friend Paul Young's modelling, such as the piece in the picture above.
Paul takes influence from nineteenth century Staffordshire flatbacks
and eighteenth century Pew Groups.
So Luke did some research and has made a modern representation of a pew group, in a style influenced by PY.
As you can see in the image, the original features a couple sitting on a pew, with the man playing a woodwind instrument to the woman. Luke decided to put a twist on this, with the woman clasping her ears with an expression of startled alarm....
while the man serenades her with his guitar. Is this a scene that he's witnessed at home perhaps?
I think he's made a cracking job of it, I'm very proud of him. All we have to do now is get it to the workshop and through the kiln in one piece - oh, and sort out the glaze chemistry, eek.