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Happy Potty Saturday !

Happy Potty Saturday !

Hi there, First of the month? February already? What is going on ?!? Here we are, hurtling through 2020 at breakneck speed! Still, we do gain a whole day this year – it’s a leap Year after all. 24 extra hours. To be fair, I’d need about 24 extra hours a day for a year to catch up. But there we have it – One day at a time, I will get there, wherever that is… Back to AbFabFabFeb! Up…

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Body-Head-Head-Body

Body-Head-Head-Body

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Great day today. Brilliant meeting with the accountant – which was a welcome surprise, I can tell you! Sometimes you just can’t see the spot you’re standing on, and it takes somebody else to size up the situation for you. All this hard work is paying off, I’m happy to report. January is always such a telling month, almost sinister after the happy Christmas period and all the festivities. So many businesses are closing…

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When Pottery meets Clarity

When Pottery meets Clarity

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. Marvellous day today. Such a good morning with my art department. You know how it is when like-minded people get together and start bouncing off each other. Well, we’re in perfect synch at the moment, and so much good stuff is coming out, it is all very exciting. December is the little window of time we designers and product engineers have in which to forge a plan for 2020, give ourselves a new direction….

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It’s Wheelie Exciting!

It’s Wheelie Exciting!

Hi there! Thanks for popping in. It’s pottery this afternoon, so I’ve been obsessing about what to do. Christmas is looming, want to make gifts – so I’m going on the wheel today. It’s by far the fastest way forward. And now I’ve learned how to use a bat as well, my olive dishes have turned into salad bowls! Well, let’s say cereal bowls… look? See these little diddy ones? So that was pretty exciting, even to get to that…

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The Cracks are starting to appear…

The Cracks are starting to appear…

Hi there, Thanks for popping in! Just got in from a crazy day of potty pottery ! Despite the abismal weather, we stuck to the plan, had our Raku day in the rain – and actually had a total blast. Rain – Raku – BONKERS!!! Now this is what you call dedication! Look!!! But we weren’t to be put off by a little bit of good old British rain! We set up camp in the garage, draped a tarp over…

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I’ve started shaving!

I’ve started shaving!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Started shaving this afternoon. 3 hours! That’s a lot of shaving! And to be honest, I could have kept going; there was plenty more to shave, but I ran out of time! Yes, you know, don’t you. Pottery. It’s a new technique. You may recall that this term, rather than just keep knocking out more pots, tiles and vases, I am learning new techniques . Last week, I started on the Sgraffito – the…

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Hi there Thanks for popping in. Apologies for the late post; been out for dinner with friends. Pottery has started again, and this term I am experimenting with glazes and trying to improve my skillset. Last term, I was disappointed with my last batch of tiles. So this term, I decided to make just one – and log every single step: the thickness of the clay, the size of the tile, the hardness of the tile before applying the design….

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