I've been back in the studio for over a week now but there is'nt much to show yet. After giving the studio a good clean I fired the work left from August. This is one of the bowls. Needless to say that after just a day back at work the studio looked as though I'd never cleaned it.
The Holkham Bible Picture Book is one of my sources for imagery and today I received a facsimile of it. This has got to be easier than orderng it from the British Library. Their copy is a much older facsimile copy but I am not allowed to remove it from our local library. Now I can browse through it whenever I like.
I am wondering what imagery to use on my pots as I start a new batch of work. I do have a facsimile copy of the Luttrell Psalter from the British Library. In the past I have used images of everyday life from this book but this time I am making drawings from the smaller images in the margins. Here are a few in the Luttrell Psalter below. I am trying to get lots of drawings done of these to work onto my pots.
I am still recording feathers I have found. A jay passed through the garden earlier in the week and left me a beatiful blue feather - it was as if he knew I wanted one!
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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