Spent the day demonstrating at the Le Strange Old Barns in Hunstanton, or Sunny Hunny as it is colloquially known. I had a bit of a panic this morning, as I had to pack up a load of pots to take with me. Here's the display:
This is the space I get for my pots. It isn't as big as I'd thought it was - which is just as well because when i packed up the pots, I found many had blown their glaze or peeled. Even the black slip is showing signs, which suggests I haven't actually fixed any of my problems. This is all pretty demoralising.
Anyway, it wasn't very busy, but I did talk to some people, including a couple of fellow Anglian Potters members, which was great. Everyone was friendly. I sold one pot, which was good, although the cost probably didn't cover my petrol costs in the end. But who knows what'll happen - it is only Wednesday, and it was raining. The pot I sold is heading to Boston, I think.
I'm there again next Wednesday, then the Wednesday after that, then the following Sunday.
Here are a couple of big jugs I made the other day:
Trying to make some that are less like Doug's jugs. The top one is pretty heavy, the next one...
has a scroll which I pulled off the bottom of the handle. It's slightly less fat than the first, but uses less clay, so it feels better. Anyway, I've slipped them - fat one got a pattern, the second one will get oxides blown on to it - something I'm enjoying doing.
Here's the one from the other day:
All leafed up, with stuff from the garden - dead nettle, clover, creeping cinquefoil and some member of the apiaceae - probably just cow parsley. A bit plain, but it'll do. Of course, they have to get past drying out (S-cracks) and bisquing next.