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Best Birthday pressie EVER!

Best Birthday pressie EVER!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Thought I’d just pop in this evening before I sign off for a week or so. If I’m going to switch off, take a break, then I hope you understand that the blog will go quiet too. Just a week. Blogs take a lot of time to prepare and write too. I do them daily, and I do them gladly. One day at a time they are a big part of my daily routine….

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Passionate about Pottery

Passionate about Pottery

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Kiln finally cool enough to open and inspect the latest offerings. This was a real trying things out load, a proper R&D on glazes and tiles – so I wasn’t holding my breath. All in the name of FTO. Figuring Things Out. But I have to tell you a secret. Lean in a little closer, so I don’t yell at you… I AM SOOOO CHUFFED!!!!!!!!! The tiles are flat and not pitted, which was…

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New Grids and Ribbons

New Grids and Ribbons

Hi there Thanks for popping in. First Clarity TV shows of the New Year today on HOCHANDA! Here are the times: 2-4pm, then 6-7pm and 8-9pm. Tomorrow bright and early again at 8-9am. 12-1pm and 4-5pm. And don’t forget, there’s a cheeky little SHAC-Shac LIVE on Facebook squeezed in there at 10am. All set for a busy couple of hours this afternoon! I hope you like the new Happy Alphabet stamps and Groovi. What’s not to like though! Let’s take…

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Attention to detail.

Attention to detail.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been thinking about attention to detail. Paying attention to detail when you craft. When you stop thinking about what you are producing, what it will be like when it’s finished, and instead you get absorbed in the detail, in the minutiae – that’s when you are IN the process, IN the art. And that’s the bit I love the best. Sometimes I will spend hours doing something so seemingly insignificant in the bigger picture…

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What’s the point…..

What’s the point…..

Happy Boxing Day! Thanks for popping in. Made the fatal mistake of waking up to the Radio 4 News at 7am. Don’t know which was worse: setting the alarm to go off at stupid o’clock when a lie in would have worked too, or tuning in to the catastrophic state of global affairs before I’d even had a cuppa or brushed my teeth! Either way, my path to happy destiny was way off kilter by the time I got downstairs….

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When Clay meets Clarity….

When Clay meets Clarity….

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Been playing in the Pottalot Studio pretty much all day. It’s been a learning day. Figuring things out, so I can decorate the virgin batch which came out of the kin last weekend! First thing I did was mix up hugs batches of glaze in big buckets. Just whites and clears. They have to sit for a day now, so tomorrow I can crack on with glazing. I did paint some Botz ready mixed…

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Nearly there…

Nearly there…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Nearly there. That sounds much more encouraging than not there yet, don’t you agree? You can look at everything from two different angles, can’t you. I try hard to look at things in a positive light. It doesn’t come naturally, especially when I’m tired. Hochanda TV prep for example. Nearly there. A few hours tomorrow, and then I’ll be good to go. Flipside: Didn’t manage to finish prep today, so will have to work…

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Oh Joy !

Oh Joy !

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Well, you certainly knew where to find me! And for the forseeable future, right? Oh Joy. But despite all the Pandemic panic once again, there is a great deal for me to be grateful for, and I must remind myself of that daily. These two little fellas for a start. They bring an innocence and energy into the home, like fresh air, and all bad, sad thoughts are exorcised as soon as they appear….

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Rain stopped play…

Rain stopped play…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Our Raku Pottery got rained off today, but we certainly gave it our best shot! Got absolutely soaked through to the bone. Still enjoyed it though. Managed one kiln load, but then decided to reconvene next Saturday instead. So Sue and I came home, dranks loads of tea and chatted the hind legs off the proverbial donkey all afternoon. Much better. Time to go get set for tomorrow’s TV now. Stay safe Love always,…

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Went totally to pot…

Went totally to pot…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just got back from a rare Raku Day. In case you’re not familiar with the term, Raku is a Japanese form of pottery, firing bisque clay at low heat, and then immersing it in water to make it crackle. It is the most unpredictable artform I have ever tried – you really never know what you’re going to get. You think it said turquoise on the glaze bucket – it comes out brown. You…

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