We've all now returned from Rufford. It was a good show but so exhausting! The weather was very good and the organisation excellent so that everything went very smoothly.
I have posted all the pictures I took which weren't very many and I've organised them in no particular order.
Hannah is above just coming to the end of her demonstration. I thought it was a difficult thing to do to stay calm and talk when you are concentrating on banding and slip trailing. It's fascinating seeing other peoples methods of working.
Chiu-i Wu ceramics was in the court yard where I was. I enjoyed the humour of her work.
Here's Doug watching his stand or are there some others watching his stand! Seriously though one of the good things about a pottery festival is meeting up with the other potters and having 'pot' speak. It's also very helpful and informative to talk to our audience of pottery buyers. It can be quite isolating working away in the studio and some how getting out to a festival refocuses the mind.
Tof Milway and his stand. (This one is just for Dan)! Tof's work is very vibrant. It is somehow very joyful pottery.
Jane Cox's stand was opposite mine, her work is perfection. The colourful glazes sang and the finish on her pots was exquisite.
Finally my stand. I was disappointed with my stand this time. I thought I would try something different to what I've done before but I don't think it worked too well.
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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