Monday, 24 March 2014

pug mill for sale

 The weather was beautiful on Sunday and although the garden is very neglected the mug tree is in bloom.

 I have been busy making mugs recently and have attempted to make the decoration more free. Here are the first results- I think I've a way to go yet!

There is a pug mill for sale in Compton. It's approximately 5 feet long and is very heavy. It is currently secured to a low wooden bench. It's being sold for £100 if anyone is interested you can contact me via e mail -
It will need a van to transport it but Mark and I can help with the loading.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


 Here are the templates for the pot I've been working on today. Sometimes the drawings on my pots are quite naturalistic. But for this I wanted a simple shape in keeping with the North Devon tradition. I am always fascinated by the templates as there is something very pleasing about such simple shapes. Often the templates end up in the bin as they are cut from very thin paper.
Looking at the jug now it looks very straight forward but it took me all day to scrape away the background. There is another jug waiting to be done in the damp cupboard. That will be tomorrow's task.
These jugs have been in the back of my mind since my trip to the Burton Museum in Bideford and even though I don't think I will pursue the idea I had to get it out of my system.