Ceramics South East seems ages away now. There were very few people out and about and of those who were very few were buying pots. People appeared to be just looking more as if they were visiting a museum!
It was enjoyable meeting pottery friends and catching up with friendships old and new.
Today I had some jugs to finish and then it was onto some big shallow bowls. These were not on my list of things to make but I felt like making them. On Friday I had a desire to throw something bigger.
When I am throwing I think it's the best part of the process and enjoy the challenges it presents and the rhythm of working.
Today when I was decorating this bowl I thought decorating was the best thing. Having a blank canvas to work on, the immediacy of the lines, the feeling of the tool skating though the slip leaving a thin dark line.
This is one of the tureens I made a little while ago. It's not quite the shape I want but I will do some more. I need to work some more on the surface decoration as well as the form as I am not happy with the negative spaces.
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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