Saturday, 31 July 2010

Hay on Wye- Y Gelli Gandryll

Hay Bluff, looking back across the Wye Valley from above Clyro

Friday, 30 July 2010


These were handled after a few days waiting
favourite tools!

packed and waiting, hope to biscuit this weekend
top board thrown last night, almost ready to handle, various cream jugs on the bottom board started just before lunch and tall mugs in the middle finished by teatime.
Sometimes I wish I threw faster. However apart from bowls and platters, I don't turn. All I have to do to these is handle, and also slip a few (for an order). So I suppose, "swings and roundabouts"....

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

no news

just listen when your body says "stop overdoing!"

I'm on my way back, got some handles to finish....

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


I did too much work of various sorts yesterday, ending with a second throwing session finishing at 10.30 pm- shouldn't have done it, all achey today and the lack of sleep and wet weather is no help :-(
Hot Elderberry vinegar, spiced and with honey seems to be helping.

The pots are good, however!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Brecon Market

Yesterday was the last time for me at Brecon Craftmakers' Market, unless I do a special occasion event there.

Not many makers did well, and we are into the holiday season. All that most of the visitors did was mooch around, and fewer than usual talked, so it was a long day.
It seemed that it was the day for Pensioners' bus trips to Brecon!

I covered fuel, stall rent, lunch and a few good tools from Roy on the tool stand.
A massive bargain and interesting to learn that six years ago he was on the same stall as I now have in Hay on Wye on Thursdays!

Ironing, baking and tidying done, so my conscience has been salved and I can go make pots!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Still busy

I haven't been in my workshop since the 27th.... I'm missing deadlines right, left and centre....

perhaps I just need to build up more and be prepared. I have SO many ideas boiling in my head I just want to get on and make.

Losing two days a week to sheep making is ok, it is bringing in money while it lasts. However the commuting stresses me and costs time and money I can ill afford.
If I had the capital I'd buy the business (I was offered it three years ago) .
Plan A do the lottery
Plan B go to work in the morning!

Having the Geek back for a bit has its good points, but the house was too full before.
Now it is doing my head in. He is helping, so no complaints!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Busy Busy again!

The past two weeks have been hectic!

The Twins have arrived...the first was 7 pounds and 3 ounces, the second 5 pounds and 6 ounces....that was last Monday! I made the nearly three hour drive up starting at 4.30am!!
Then back down Wednesday afternoon when I was almost recovered enough for another long drive!
Followed by an evening of helping to move The Geek back to my house, until he knows if he has a job elsewhere or to find another place to live will do a short let.
The latest batch of Strawberry and Redcurrant cordial had been put hastily in the fridge on Monday morning, to wait, and the Strawberry conserve in the freezer! These then had their next step done.
Then market again in Hay- twice as many sales, and I am getting a regular pitch already! I think they want to keep a potter on the market!!
Today I have been officialling at the National Masters' Track Cycling Championships at the Velodrome in Newport.
Good to see friends and watch some well contested sprinting-two more days to go!
I'll have a table full of pots to sell there tomorrow as well. No point missing a selling opportunity!