Monday, 6 May 2013

Making Lists

It seems to have become customary for me to start each Blog
with an update picture of the progress in the Barn.
As You can see it's starting to take shape.
 Meanwhile back at the Ranch
 We carry on as normal
These ladies were booked in for a full day lesson
Three sisters and their 91 year old mother.
 On Sunday
Marion put together my Making list from orders that had come in
over the past week.
 So I set about knocking them off two by two
 But not before I had a coffee break.
 Jugs with deeper rims x 2
 Of course Cadbury has seen it all before
and knows that when I'm on the wheel I shan't be needing the slip
so he won't be disturbed.
 Lips on small jugs.
 Half pint Tankards
 Last weekend we got our hands on this fantastic dish
 and Marion Loves the freedom of the decoration
So I've made her a 19" dish to work on.
 I slipped it yesterday and today she has a blank canvass.
Back Soon.


smartcat said...

I hope you continue to give us studio updates.

What a great thing to have three sisters and their mother doing clay for a day. I will take bets on it being a first time for all.

Lori Buff said...

I love that you have time to build out the barn and make pots and teach. Do you sleep?

Hollis Engley said...

That barn looks fabulous. Reminds me of pics I've seen of the old tithe barns out your way. And it's nice to see that Toff Milway cup being used.

cookingwithgas said...

It is great to see you so busy!
Lovely work as always.

Paul Jessop said...

Hi Smartcat, your right they loved it they really got into it.
Hi Lori, Luckily the builders are doing most of the work, we just have to fit it out and put in a new showroom, look out for my spotlight idea.
Hi Hollis, The Toff Milway mug is Marion's Favorite.
Thanks Cooking with Gas.
Sales at the bank holiday weekend were good, so it gives you a boost.

Sometimes sitting doing nothing is the most productive thing you can do.

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