Mark is a remarkable potter. He makes beautiful saltglazed pots, you can see them here on Wendy Blackburne's fantastic site. I was really chuffed that they took the time to find me - it's not easy as I'm off the beaten track and particularly tricky as I had the phone unplugged this morning so they couldn't even call me. The workshop's still a chaotic building site, so they didn't see the place at its best, but hopefully they'll come again some time soon when it's finished.
And so on to today's video blog.
I enjoy using the video camera because it's there, in the workshop, so you're there too. I have no computer in the workshop(and will never have one - sanctuary!) so blogs are conventionally composed in the evenings from recollections of the day. The video catches my thoughts while I'm there in the moment - a very different headspace.
This is a bit of film of me decorating one of the harvest jugs I made the other day.
And this is the pot afterwards. It will look completely different when it's fired, the contrast won't be quite as severe and the lines will soften.
Thanks everybody for your comments on the previous posts. I do enjoy them, even if I don't always get time to respond, please forgive me for that - you do make me smile :-)
Time for bed, goodnight all.