Wednesday 6 July 2011

A few pots from the last firing

Two blogs in one day! Here are a few pics of pots before bedtime. I just got home after a terrible dressed rehearsal - tomorrow's going to be a disaster!This puzzle jug is the biggest one I've made and was decorated by my chum Frank. He even composed the rhyme.
It features an old fellow in a tavern, challenging two characters to try and drink from his puzzle jug
He has a beautifully drawn dog with him which unfortunately you can't see on these pictures
It's a great bit of work, there's no doubt about it - I'm looking forward to doing more collaborative work with Frank.
Here are mugs performing acrobatic feats
A chubby 8lb jug
An 8lb jug with an oak and ash design
This is a crazy pot - lots of stuff stuck on it, one of those you'll either like - or not
I was pleased with this one
and this - I don't make all that many tapered jugs, but five out of six of these came out pretty. I'll put more pictures up of the others on a later post.
This is a tall, slender baluster - I'll be making more of these for the next firing.

Well that's all for now, I need to go to bed and get some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's, ready for tomorrow's opening night. Goodnight all


Hollis Engley said...

Looks like a lovely firing, Doug. We thought of you tonight, since we were in Boston at Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays. Sox won! We went with Bob and Jo Ann, other Cape Cod friends of yours.

gz said...

It'll be alright on the night, as they say!
Nice jugs!!

ang design said...

far out frank... nice one!!!!!

cookingwithgas said...

Bloody good- and spot on!
Love the puzzle jug.
In fact I don't think there was one that I did not like and want to hold.

Anna M. Branner said...

Beautiful. Really Beautiful.

makiko hastings said...

Yey, more puzzle pots! I love them and your design.

doug Fitch said...

Thank you my lovelies - just finished the play and off for a much needed pint - I think I managed to remember all my lines :)

Come on the Sox!!!

gallagherpots said...

All beauties! The puzzle jug is magnificent and I also particularly like the tall tapered jugs as well!

gallagherpots said...

Back to looking at the lovely baluster jug. Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning, so this may be a dumb question... I've seen you dunk the large jugs in slip and do the finger wiping thus getting the dark decorating swipes on the white slip.... but how do you get the white (glazed, amber) swipes against the dark glaze?

Laura said...

These are crazy good!