Friday, 6 June 2008

Inspired by Contemporary Crafts

Last night we went to the private view of the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey in Devon. Mr Fitch had kindly posted us some invitations, we met up with Doug, Hannah, and Paul Young, all well organised with stands looking great. We had a chance to look around while know one else was there.
When we arrived no one was there, Hannah had gone off to find a shower and a change of clothes while Doug and Paul had found the local traditional English pub.
If you get a chance to go it's well worth it the show that is, not the pub. The Quality is outstanding with a good selection of crafts. We are going back again over the weekend we liked it so much.
This morning I was so full of inspiration from the show that I got up at 6am and went out to the workshop and made 8 2.5lbs jugs before 8am. I was trying to make my 3lb jugs using half a pound less clay, so that the finished jugs are lighter, we shall see.


Ron said...

Paul, your photographs always have an interesting light to them. I don't know if it's the inside of your workshop or what.

Wow, getting up at 6 am to make jugs, way to go! You certainly must have been inspired.

doug fitch said...

Thanks for coming along Paul, there's some great gear there isn't there? See you over the weekend

paul jessop said...

Ron, the interesting light aspect to my photos has a technical term. " crap photography".

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