Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The after pics :)

Another firing well done, loads of nice new pots for the shop. Couldn't help taking some pics before the bricks were even down, always an exciting but nervous part when you first see the outcome of six weeks work.
Glazes all came out well, got good reduction & great wood ash. There were so many different things we needed for the shop, so we done our best to have a good selection of pots.

Here is the after pic of Hugh's mug's & coffee cups, this is only some of them.........

These are some of my first lamp bases, pleased with how they turned out, just need to rub them down, wire them up & glue the lids on :)

& last but not least my wee mouse pot......this started its life as a lamp base but I've had thoughts of putting different animals on a range of pots, so it ended up with a cheeky little mouse as a stopper. He didn't hang around in the shop for long, he was out the door within 2 days to a loving home.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Hard to believe a year has passed.

It is one year today since Alan's accident & we thought the best way to remember him was to show the pottery is still going strong. Here are some pics of the last weeks firing.

Pics of pots will follow soon.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Running out of space.

At the moment we are preparing for our next firing, as you can see from this pic our shelves are stacked with pots. These are Hugh's mug's & coffee cups, he has done so many handles for this firing & these are only some of them, poor Hugh.
These are some of my tulip vases & a batch of Hugh's bird feeders. I have moved to the next size up in the tulips, this will be the 3rd stage in them & hopefully they will work out well.

Here is another new shape I've tried for this firing, these are a batch of lamp bases. Had fun throwing these, the bigger the lump of clay the more fun it is :)

These are the medium size fan vases & our straight vases with plenty of banding to make sure that the granite glaze stays on the pot.
This last pot was a bit of fun :) plus a tribute to Alan & his frogy pots. The firing is planned for Wed the 9th so I will get back to you with the after pics soon.