Friday, 22 July 2011

pottery progress





I'm just waiting for the first bisque to cool after yesterday's firing. I know there will be casualties...I turned the gas up a little as it reached 300 C , as the flame seemed to be going down- the gas bottle was nearly empty I had thought...and it went up too fast. Hopefully it will only be one large bowl....
The next batch is drying nicely with the heat of the cooling kiln, hopefully that will be another kilnfull, if not there are small things that need making that can fill it.
I need it all glazed to have things to send a examples with the application for the Aberystwyth Christmas Craft Market. I could just use work I already have, but it would be a pity not to get these in as the shapes are developing nicely.

The opening of the Craft in the Bay Summer Show is tonight!

5 comments:

Andrea Ingram said...

I hope they are ok, they look gorgeous!

yeractual said...

All looking good there, and a lovely bowl with a.....could it be a mountain pony/cob? Good luck with the next batch and the Cardiff fair -and, of course, Aberystwyth Xmas fair.
J had an old friend who was a potter in Sussex: Eileen Lewenstein. She died, sadly, a few years ago but was quite obsessive about her craft, as I recall from our visits/stops at her place in Shoreham. She had a voice exactly like Brian Sewell - difficult to tell the difference really!

Linda Starr said...

Hope all the pots are ok.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

looks like wonderful work :)

Omi said...

It's obvious you love your work :)