Saturday, 28 June 2014

Rufford and Back

Well it's been a very long week, This time last week we were
having breakfast in the cafe at Rufford Abbey.
Friday is normally the quietest day for us, as this is when
the collectors tend to come to buy the best pieces of work
from some of the well known names in the pottery world.
This was how we set our stall up, as ever different from all the others
We set a theme to our stalls relevant to the time if we can.
And this year we set it up as a tribute to all of the country potters
that found themselves in the middle of the first world war.
This Year we were in the turning circle again and our stall
was right next to Doug Fitch.
But we had a fantastic Friday of sales when most of the bigger pots went
That was really encouraging for us, as bigger is the way I want to go
I love making the bigger pieces. 

The weather was kind to us this year as well, which was a first for us.
As ever I took part in the potters games
I was in the relay throwing team for Team Lambert.
 Four pots all 10" tall in as quick a time as possible
we won by a mile.
 On the Saturday I did my demonstration of making pots with lids
it seemed to go down well, this was the question section at the end.
Team Lambert were the overall winners
of the potters world cup. 
All in all we had a great show and a nice easy trip home.
full of enthusiasm if not energy,
but we were straight back in it on Monday morning
with two ladies booked in for a taster session.


1 comment:

Dennis Allen said...

Looks like a great time was had by all ! I enjoy making the bigger stuff too but it is harder to pack and harder to sell.

Time to start planning for the show season.

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