Thursday, 14 August 2008

Last Firing Before Yesterday's Farming

As Potter's it is inevitable that we will take our influences from the great Potters of the past, I have long admired the work of Thomas Toft, but strangely enough I have never had the urge to be a great slip trailer, so this Bowl 30cm diameter is my doff of the proverbial cap to Thomas Toft and there is another one at the end.
These Plain Pancheons are just so nice to make.
Every time I make them I think of Isaac Button smoking his pipe.

This Pasta Bowl was interesting because I let the slip dry a bit more before doing my Swipe
it's given the bowl an edge I think.

I made this jug a few months ago, but left it on the Biscuit fire shelf until
I had the right glaze for it.

This is one of my "Burrow Hill" mugs
I see this tree on the hill every moring when We take the dogs for a walk.

I like them plain

Well that was a good firing !!
Putting everything together for the Yesterday's Farming show now,
putting the Marquee up tommorow morning.
The Show is at
Manor Farm,
Puckington, near Ilminster,
Open 9am - 5pm Sat 16th - Sunday 17th August


Hannah said...

Good luck with it Paul, the pots really suit that rich glaze, they sing much more than with the paler one if you don't mind my saying so.
I like the Toft-esque marks, just glazed m,y big Toft-esque plate today. Fingers crossed.

Kyle Carpenter said...

great pots. love the tree on the hill. i see the issac button reference. cheers.

Ron said...

Have a good show Paul. I am liking that new glaze too.

Alan from Argyll Pottery said...

Hi Paul, Have a great one, with pots like these you deserve it.

Hannah said...

Did you read Alan's comment there, I think it was an entirely positive statement! What's happened to the man?

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