Thursday, 14 March 2013
Back to Basics Old English Slipware.
At the start of the year I decided I was going to make more jugs
and that is still the case.
But I've also been looking at some of my old pottery books
and I have decided that I want to make
Classic back to basics
Old English Slipware.
Like these 8" serving dishes.
sometimes when loading the glaze firing you just need that little
bit extra height for peace of mind.
So when it's just a bit to close to call, I add these pre fired slithers.
I have always loved black slip
and this year I intend to improve my technique with wet slip.
It's been freezing cold in the workshop
to such a point that on Tuesday we went home at 2pm.
here are some more dishes
and they are in the glaze firing tonight.
and some stock in the showroom.
and small half pint jugs seem to be selling well.
This is a 15" cassoulet dish.
not forgetting the classic jug
this one hit the spot for me.
Isn't it nice when you are really chuffed with a pot as your making it.
He may not look it, but Cadbury is very pleased
now that the court is open full time again.
He loves seeing the customers and they seem to love him.
The work on the roof is still ongoing and this is the main reason
our workshop is so cold at the moment.
We have had one nice day of sunshine when we could have lunch on the lawn.
more shots on Saturday of some new pots
when they come out of the kiln.
I'm back on the Blog again and Why? Because The Chinese have landed on the dark side of the moon? No, because I have time, time ...
OK here are all the elements needed to build the kiln. I had some 3mm ceramic paper left over from building my large gas kiln 2 years ago. ...
Earlier in the year one of my daughters sent me a link to an article in Vogue magazine which stated "Pottery is the New Yoga"...