Friday, 28 January 2011
Coffee with the Gods.
Today I was able to open the first Glaze firing in the Kiln
I bought off eBay last year.
I have fitted my new thermocouple and it works a treat.
This was all the pots in it 56 in total
all the tankards and soup bowls are for orders,
so are the 6 pasta bowls.
I managed to fit in some lipped bowls and some small bowls
as some new stock for the showroom.
This lipped bowl picture was taken using my new photo booth.
This morning I also managed to finish off these salt pigs.
Because they are called salt Pigs I give them
a curly tail when I turn them.
Last Tuesday I collected a few small pieces that Johnny Leach
had asked me to biscuit fire in my kiln
because I only fire to 885 oc.
They were firing up the big kiln at the time.
This morning I took the pieces back to Johnny and
I was invited to join them for coffee.
I sat in Johnny's throwing room with Nick Rees, Mark Melbourne,
Johnny Leach, his son Ben Leach and Rachel.
We had a good chat and I felt very humbled to be sat chatting with
these guys who for many years had been hero's of mine.
They do say
"don't meet your hero's",
as they usually disappoint in real life.
But not these Guys, a more down to earth
group of very nice people you couldn't wish to meet.
And here I am sat drinking and chatting to them as a Potter.
I felt as though I should pinch myself.
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