Thanks for popping in. Busy day today. Busy Thinking Day. Thinking days always leaves me zapped by the afternoon. That’s okay though. It’s the WEEKEND!!
And in the meantime, I’m trying to get a handle on it all !!
Looking very handmade, aren’t they/! Nothing uniform here!
Just as well! The cups are pretty individual too! Getting the same size takes time and practice, so I will get there eventually. Nothing that time and a little application won’t sort out. It’s all a huge learning curve.
Did I show you my plates? Very pleased with them. They’re for when the kids come home next week, when we have a Bar-B in the garden!! One each, plus a cheese splatter! I cannot wait to hang out with them. It’s been too long. Two years is way way way too long.
We ate off them yesterday evening, to make sure they worked! And they passed the dishwasher test. Result! I thought perhaps that the rim might make them tricky to stack in the dishwasher, but they slid right in there. Wunderbar!
I made a few faceted, arty bottles too.
Akiko Hirai makes beautiful ones…Between £100 and £200 each. Crikey! I’d best get practicing! Or get an agent! Arabrab Yarg is another sensational potter. New on the block, but making waves too. Have you heard of her?
So there we are: the latest haul: beakers, plates, stranger arty bottles. And a little vase at the front.
I’m figuring out glazing right now. Working out how to mix glazes, how best to apply which glazes, and how to get certain effects by doing certain things.
It’s like any craft. You learn by doing, don’t you. By watching somebody who has already figured it out and who is happy to share their knowledge. By listening, watching, then doing. Again, again and again.
The handles were a little on the floppy side just now, so I shall have to get them fixed on later, when they’re less stretchy! I think I’m more of a bowl person than a mug person…
Best go check.
Arabrab Yarg. xxxxx