I’m potting in the rain
Just potting in the rain
What a glorious feelin’……
Yes, it is August and it is raining…..joy! But I have been in the potting shed today for a mammoth throwing session….and it is good to be back on the wheel.
Full of ‘mountain inspiration’, I now have a selection of bowls, pots and mugs that are crying out for some creative glazing. Newly invigorated with a 1970’s glaze book, I am determined to mix up some delights…..well, that’s the plan!
Also threw an absolute whopper of a bowl….assisted by my new friend…the hot air gun (liberated from the bottom of a box in the garage). This enables you to dry the clay sufficiently, as you are going, so you can add new sections there and then without it collapsing, rather that waiting for a day for it to go cheese hard. It was going so well, but then maybe I got a little ambitious and it flew off the wheel like Gene Kelly round a lampost. I re-wedged the clay pronto so not to dwell on the demise of ‘bowl deluxe’ and turned it into something else…still made in sections….but not quite as large. Know your limits!!!
Pots in the biscuit kiln too….interested to see what happens as I have made slips from the Maryport Slag and from clay collected from Stonycroft Ghyll.