Here we are with my daughter and son-in-law at the end of our walking holiday, just to show we returned in one piece. Only just though I had a fairly spectacular fall and went backwards and ended up wedged in a crevice. Mark had to come and pull me out. I don't know which mountain is behind us but it is one of the ones we walked.
The countryside was very beautiful and the weather was most wonderful.
A shop in Abergavenny,this painting wrapped it's self around the building.
This cockerel was suspended in the local market at Abergavenny. There were several of them but I could only get this one in the picture.
These are the latest bowls out of the kiln. Yes- even more bowls. These are ready for Ceramics South East at Aylesford at the end of June. The jugs are not particularly successful as I've put the glaze on fairly thinly. However they have given me ideas that I want to explore so it's all progress. Every time I open the kiln it motivates me to get on with making more pots. I have got a head full of pots I want to make. I don't think I will get too much done this week as it's half term so I need to get my sketch book out and get all the ideas on paper.
As I type this I can hear Ry Cooder playing somewhere in the background and life is very pleasant.
Jim Malone - I love listening to potters articulating their motivations for making the work they make. This is a favorite interview/film made by Goldmark Gallery of Jim...
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