I've been in Abergavenny again, today. Practising throwing porcelain, using reclaimed porcelain slurry and turnings.
It isn't the easiest clay to throw. You have to go for the shape you want, you can't change your mind half way through! That is good discipline to retain when I'm back throwing stoneware clay.
The shape I was throwing involved a straight side, as opposed to curved and it is surprising how difficult that can be! I'm making mugs. They should be ready for turning and handling by the middle of the week. I kept the six I was most happy with.
It was good working together with two of the salt firing conspirators, each of us doing different work but relaxed together in the workshop.
It was dry and quite chilly today, but there were plenty of birds shouting about!
Yesterday we saw the first house martin returning there. A heart-lifting sight.