Studio Update: February 2022

Picture of plate

Had a long overdue glaze firing on 30th January- 3 months since the last.

Some great results including a very pleasing outcome with an experimental surface on 2 dinner plates.

20 mugs in a day -part 2

First fruits of the mug project – not too bad – I ended up with 17 reasonable mug bodies. Made the handles also – attaching them will be done on another day.

20 mugs in a day

Balls of clay

Having watched Jeff from YouTube site ‘potters journal’ make 100 mugs in one day, I was feeling inspired and decided to attempt 20. Got my balls of clay ready first, each 15 oz. This is a reasonable task in itself.

Studio update: Sunday 9th January 2022

Picture of pottery

I am attempting 3 and a half pound jugs as I have a friend who would like a slightly larger jug.

This is a fair test of my throwing skills as in order to produce a jug with a reasonable weight (not too heavy) you have to get the most of out the clay which means throwing a good tall cylinder and then shaping it successfully.