I feel I have neglected my post. I’ve not been updating my blog because as usual I have got side tracked with various things like selling pantograph machines on e-bay! Also still throwing these jugs which has proved to be one big learning curve as I have tried different weights of clay from one to two pounds. All different shapes and sizes too. Pots that have dried out too fast in the sun or too soft still when attempting to attach my handles. Handles I can say I am proud of; just need to get them in balance with the form of the pots. There is a long line of jugs in the workshop standing as if in a line for a bus. When i look at them i feel now if i could just concentrate and stay focused i could perfect one or maybe two shapes, I would be happy.
Here is the new pottery work-space.It has taken about nine hours to make this clear space, with the help of Elaine and John. The work shed belongs to Elaine who has kindly allowed me to use the shed for my pottery. The shed was used before by Elaine’s husband for his wood-turning. sadly Elaines husband died around six months ago and the workshop has not been in use for around that time. The shed has needed a good clear out for its new beginning as potters shed and work-shed and I hope and feel that Elaine is happy with the result. I would just like to say how grateful I am to Elaine for this golden opportunity for the use of such a great work space. After the Derbyshire open Arts 2012 weekend I should start to make a dint into setting up my working area and generally moving certain items in.The Alsager wheel is on its way some time after the Arts weekend.