Sunday, 16 December 2012

Are people still visiting this blog?

It would seem some of you are.  Amazing.

Well, tomorrow, I start my last week of paid work - 24 hours and that's that!  I haven't saved up as much money as I'd have like, so I won't be able to do everything I want to do at the scale I wanted to do it, but the plan is to sort out a studio space and a new wood kiln, and make some pots, and hopefully make some money before I have to find another job.  Hoping to take at least 4 months out.  So watch this space.

7 comments:

  1. I've got you on my Reader so I visit when I see you've posted. Good luck with the new start. I look forward to seeing some pots!

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  2. Good luck, I hope to follow your example in 12-18 months.

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  3. Yes, I too keep an eye on your blog and look forward to news from you. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! P.

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  4. Im curious if you have completed your korean kick wheel?

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  5. Phill - No, I haven't. I wanted to make one over the summer, when someone I know who uses and has built one was over from the US, but it didn't happen. The diagram I had didn't really give all the information and was incomplete I think. Its on my list of things to do.

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  6. How are the pots coming? The weather is rather cold usless you have a workshop with a wood burning stove. My studio is well insulated but I'm almost sitting on my electris heater. Got a glaze firing on so I will be warm tomorrow.
    Hope you're well.

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  7. Well, they aren't really. It has rarely been above 0 for the past week or so, and the clay is frozen. I have just put the heater on in the shed, but the warmer it gets, the riper the smell in there. Not that I think it'll get that warm - this is the first time in a while that I've tried heating it. But I have started clearing out the shed - the big bookcase is on ebay and finishes in an hour - I'll be sad to see it go, but it is rotting away in there and is too nice for that. Then I can clear it out proper, turn it into a studio again.

    Anyway - there you have it - it's all come to a bit of a stop. Funny, I thought we'd get a warm winter this year. I know it's only been a week or so, but it doesn't look likely to end soon. Heading down to Nics at the weekend to fire his new kiln - that should be warm, at least!

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