Monday, 12 July 2010

Ongoing work

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.


  1. Always nice to see your work in progress Margaret. I have some big dishes awaiting deco. I have to get up the courage to start on them.

  2. It seems the same all over with sales..we just keep ticking over slowly... love the tureen great foot!!

  3. Lovely to see the big fish dish under way.
    Interesting to hear you voice what I always think, that the best bit of the process is the current one, whether it is the rhythm of throwing or having that wonderful blank canvas to get started on.
    Sales at shows, that's a pity, maybe I should stop worrying so much about getting work finished for Potfest, but they are a great focus and it's good to meet up with everyone. See you there.

  4. Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.............................................................

  5. Hello Margaret,
    I just wanted to post a quick note to tell you that the RSS feed for this blog has been added to the Potters and Ceramic Artists Blog Feed at Pottery Making Info. Thanks for all the hard work with your clay and your blog!

  6. I LOVE those fish! And I love your observations on the process, I am the same, but only if it is flowing.