Here are the new beer tankard and honey pot. I needed to use flash to get a half decent picture, it is so dull.
The darker colour is a band of blue clay slip on the white clay body. The lettering is cut out and placed on the body before brushing over with slip . Then when the slip loses its wet shininess it is time to lift the lettering off before it dries hard, otherwise you could lose the clean edge.
Today I'll be finishing the rest of the batch of jars, possibly putting some interesting knobs or handles on them! There are a few small bowls to turn and cut the feet and pierce to make berry bowls.
So far I haven't been very constructive...taken The Carpenter to the next village to catch the 7am train, sort clean washing, ironed,mopped and vacced floors, done yet more washing (found two full washes on The Oily One's floor...I know, I shouldn't, but better done before the clothes walk out themselves!!) Opened windows to air the house as it has stopped raining for a while..... and breathe!!
On the other hand it easier to think with a cleaner, tidier house. We just need action from the OO as well!!
Teigar cat is being a little more sociable, accepting stroking and giving a little head-butt ..and Mrreeowing from downstairs when I'm up. You can have quite a conversation with her now!!
I've worked out that putting pictures on with the new blogging system is easier..instead of putting the pictures on in reverse then writing, I just fire away and add the image where I want it....much easier!