Wednesday, 2 September 2009
The St Ives Effect..
A couple of weeks ago while Marion had a few days of work
we ventured down to the Leach Pottery at St Ives.
and yes we did the obliquity shot of the fire place.
I had left the camera in the car so this somewhat grainy shot was taken with my mobile phone.
In the shop we were told that there was no standard stock for sale
as every time they open the kiln it sells.
Yet sneaking a peek in the working studio there was no sign of any work in production.
The following morning I was in the workshop early
and threw 42 small bowls and 28 Lipped bowls.
My two best selling lines, there was no way I was going to be out of stock
of my best selling things.
I can't afford to miss a sale because of a lack of stock
to my mind that is a Capital Offence.
I've always Loved Clive Bowen's Lidded Jars
and we had a chance to look at some more
at close hand in the shop. I have tried on numerous
occasions to make some that could stand up to scrutiny.
I Think this one hits the spot.
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