Sunday, 12 August 2012
Four years on, and I'm still rollin along.
Would you believe it
It was four years ago this week that Marion and Me
were both made redundant on the same day.
It was the fourth time I had been made redundant.
and we both agree it's been the best thing to happen to us.
This is the shed that was my workshop at the time it measured 10ft square
I remember at the time there were a lot of ifs and Butt's.
But you have to start somewhere.
As with most potters I had this idyllic romantic idea
of just working from the garden shed and being able to survive
by just making what I wanted, when I wanted.
Then I woke up!
I got my workshop at Barrington Court
and Marion got a new job to be able to keep me going.
Being a full time potter has proven to be the most exhausting job
I have ever done, but the most rewarding by far.
This is my old gas kiln in the back garden.
we now have two electric kilns as well
and we have moved to bigger workshops twice
We have grown
but I have stuck to my ideals of only making the type of pots
I want to make, OK I may of had to give in to making some blue pots
but I've been looking back over some of my old posts
it makes fascinating reading
well for me anyway.
The old workshop is now the dispatch dept.
The blog has been a great help, over the years
and many people tell me they have followed me from
a early stage.
Your comments,suggestions and advice
have proved invaluable.
so thank you all.
I hope to be able to tell you about our next adventure
in a couple of months.
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