Saturday, 30 December 2017
This Year I'm going to confront all of my Inner Demons and actually Make Stuff.
At the start of each New Year
I like to take time out to reflect on what's just happened
and what I want to achieve for the Year ahead.
For the past two years I've been telling myself
"I Want to Make Bigger Pots"
I've made a few, but nowhere near as many as I am capable of.
My Biggest obstacle is
Me, Myself, I.
I suffer from self doubt on an industrial scale, and it's this self doubt
that stops me from making bigger pots all the time.
Well I'd better look out!
because this year I have found an antidote to Me, Myself. I
In the words of this Performance of Titanium by the
This Year I'm going to be made of
( it works for me OK )
So in 2018 expect more from Me
more than I have ever achieved before,
This New Found inner strength
couldn't have come at a better time!
Why I hear You ask ?
About Bloody Time I hear Marion Cry!
2018 will be 10 years since
I started Barrington Pottery
Ten very hard years in which I have learnt so much about human nature.
I've met some amazing people along the way.
I'd like to think I've surprised a few of them,
and some have been kind enough to tell me I've
inspired them which is amazing.
More to come on My Tenth Year later this month.
Here are a few pots that hit the spot for me in 2017
These nest of what I describe as swan jugs had the most likes of any
of my pots on Instagram
and having my jug pictured in a group that includes
Nic Collins and Lisa Hammond was a real treat.
So have yourselves a very pleasant New Year
take it easy and party hard.
I look forward to sharing some great pots with you
I'm Certainly up for it!
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