Another day of sunshine and showers.
This morning I packed the work for the Craft in the Bay Summer Show to deliver on the 19th, and started trying to decide what goes as samples to the Aberystwyth Arts Centre Christmas Gift Fair selection,with the application form...
At last I've started making properly again. Threw the thrown handles for the mugs off the hump.
Then after lunch I put everything out in the sun and breeze to dry a little, so before long I could add the handles and finish off.
After that, four 1.5 kg bowls, a similar size to the horse bowl.
I opened two more bags of clay, to dry the clay a little before use. Luckily I used a wire to slice it. I found more little bits of yellow ochre, mostly in one. Not much- but you can guarantee they'll end up somewhere very visible on a pot!
I'll have to let my suppliers know that I'm 100% certain that it isn't me contaminating the clay!
It wouldn't be so bad, but this clay is called a "special white stoneware" !!