Friday, 23 April 2010

Kiln opening

I unpacked the kiln this morning and as you can see the sunlight was flooding the studio. It was very pleasant but made working quite challenging as the bowls I was working on were drying far too quickly.

The last few pieces of work on the Alice theme have only just made their way through the kiln.

When the children were little I taught in adult education. I didn't have a car then and would jump into the car as my husband came in from work and he could take over the household. I really enjoyed it and I think it was often a welcome break from child rearing!
I taught for 9 years until East Surrey closed all their pottery departments. Then some of the people I taught came to my studio for their weekly pottery 'fix'. Recently, however, I have found that I have been competing for time and space in the studio, so at Easter I finished the classes.
These last two pots are all that is left and are awaiting pick up. In total I have taught two nights a week for 13 years!!
I've met many lovely folk and made some good friends but now I am looking forward to more time and space in the studio.


  1. wow love the alice theme pieces they so remind me of the illustrations in my old book.. and all the best with getting your studio space back, wow 13 yrs is a good stint!

  2. Wow Margaret, I hadn't realized it had been that long! I for one am so glad to have met you through East Surrey AE classes and am thankful for all that you taught me! :-) I'm sure you'll be enjoying finally having full reign of your studio!

  3. The beaked jugs return! That is a long teaching stint and I am sure you have touched many folks. They were all fortunate to have such a gifted teacher.

  4. I love readding, and thanks for your artical.........................................