Pumpkin Pie

This week the dresser moved in as we cleared the shop.  The walls have been plastered now and I am going to paint come Monday morning in the hopes that I can get the keys handed over to the landlord at the end of the month.  Talking to my barber I need to try and claim back my business rates from the council.  I also went for a job interview this week, hence the reason for going to the barber.

Made a pumpkin pie today, I have a pumpkin and walnut bread in the oven, and I made a little bit of bread just in case, it hasn't been baked yet but never mind.  I have two big bowls of pumpkin purée in my fridge, I guess I will be having soup in the next day or so.


So Long and Thanks for all the fish.

At 4pm Saturday 15th October 2011 with the help of two friends we finished packing all the pottery into boxes, took the opening times down and closed our doors for the last time.  Red Fox Pottery will no longer trade from Unit 9 Marsh Mill Village, though we will still be trading just working from home, as I still have all my equipment.

There are still quite a few jobs to do before I had the keys over to my landlord but they will get done this week.

We would like to thank all those that supported us over the last year and we hope you will continue to enjoy your pottery, for its lifetime.

For those still wanting to buy Pottery, there is pottery to be viewed from Oxheys Mill Studios in Preston and if there is anything you like on any of the blog posts just contact us and we will see what we can do the email address is joseph at redfoxpottery dot com.

Looking for some work on the side and over the winter will also be working on painting and drawing both traditionally and digitally.  I want to finally learn some graphic design skills so I can at least work on my own branding.

We are also available for bookings, for youth groups, scouting groups, school groups, Christmas and Birthday parties, as long as you have somewhere we can come.  We can do hand building, throwing or a combination of the two, once again email for details.


Only a few days left

I only have a few days left at the shop before I empty it, I wish I was leaving on better terms.  I will review the entire time once the shop is empty and maybe repainted.  I am both looking forward to and dreading losing the studio.  It has been my own personal space to work in and if it hadn't cost me so much I would have stayed but it is too expensive.

People keep asking where we are moving to and at the moment I am not even looking because I have enough money to even think of renting elsewhere.  I am applying for lots of jobs in the hopes I can get something to earn some money.

I am a potter in my heart and soul and not having a workspace already feels tough, I wish money didn't have to be a worry as I just love to pot, I find it is all I ever want to do and I am most relaxed and happy when I am throwing.  I just want to keep improving and getting better.  I know I think to much but the only time my mind rests is when I am throwing, and I am already finding myself bored, unfocused and disconnected from the world.

Second half of the Fleetwood Mural
I have been struggling to get this 2nd half done, I haven't found the determination to get it done.  I can't find the solution to what buildings I want on it.
My shelves still very full
It has changed since this photograph as I have sold a few pieces including the big pot at the bottom.
My wheel
This is my first wheel and since April it has been a shelf, I cleared it off and I have thrown a few bits on it, I forgot what life was like before my Shimpo Whisper T and I prefer this wheel, it has more character to the way it moves, to the way it turns, the Shimpo just seems so electrical and smooth opposed to what is a mechanical beast where you can feel and hear all the parts whirling.  The foot pedal is so much nicer to press on than the Shimpo's too, not it doesn't stop in one place to throw big pots, but for smaller pots this is what I prefer.