This week has been a week that I have found a little inspiration, even more so today than any other day my determination is fired and I want to keep going, only thing is I have a Sunday off and then Monday is my little boy's 3rd birthday so I am taking the day off too, whether I will still have this fire then is another matter! I shall just have to doodle what I want to make.
This weeks blog is also a little photo heavy, I do apologise if your internet speed is slow.
The lids have feet on them so they sit inside the jar rather than having altered the rim of the pot itself. I wanted the lids to look a bit like Richard Batterham's but they don't have that same flatness as they meet the rim.
I have also been looking at the work of Jim Malone after reading an article about him in Ceramic Review which all lead me to look at the Modern Pots Website which is part of the Goldmark Gallery. I had a look at going on the traint o see some of the work in person but it is a 4 hour train journey, you can get to London in less if you are willing to pay through the nose, not that the train would be cheap with an estimated cost of £55 on the train or £60 for a friends petrol.
These are the various vase forms I have thrown after they have been trimmed and chattered which I seem to do more and more but I am trying to make very deliberate decisions about these details now.
I think I am going to try and work on storage jars, but I need to produce some more domestic ware as I have been avoiding it. I have to make another 17 small bowls at some point. I filled a box with all the bisque pieces that I have done and it is now safely at the shop waiting for some bookings.
I want to experience some more good pots, I don't want to have to wait till all the events in the summer.
It is looking more and more like I need a reduction kiln, I hate not being able to do it myself, I feel so helpless.
Well I'm off to paint now.