Merry Xmas to one and all and those potters too. Enjoy watching your progress over the last year and look forward to your new post. Big thank you to all my followers.
I have found myself having not thrown any pots for sometime now! Through no fault of my own Its been like pushing a pea up a hill with my nose trying to get things sorted. I suppose it started when I agreed to wait and contribute to getting a ton of clay with several other potters. This did not materialize as people pulled out for various reason leaving me having waited near on eight weeks and at the end out of clay. My main suppliers for clay are around an hour and half away in stoke but might as well be a hundred and fifty as work comes first and they are open only during the week and close early evening. Getting the clay delivered also puts another twenty pounds on the price of the clay. Another little problem was that the kiln I had purchased need to have a part replaced and fitted by a good friend of mine, who only recently has found time to look at the kiln due to pottery shows over the summer. It has seemed daft to start throwing until I had this new kiln in place as I would be , having to wait on other people to fire my pots once I had thrown them. So its off to stoke on Trent to pick up the clay this week so I can get back throwing some pots. Hopefully the kiln will be ready by the end of the month to cook the then dried out glazed pots.