It’s party time! Come and celebrate Servant Ceramics’ first year in business! Andrew and I want to recognize and celebrate this passing of time and I am throwing open the studio doors! I am hoping to have some surprises to delight you on the day – including a warming winter lunch and some brand new products.…… Continue reading Open Studio and Birthday Celebrations
Here is Andrew helping the kiln cool down…. Sometimes kilns take far too long to cool down. Especially when you are nervy about the contents! Truth be told, yesterday’s firing didn’t go completely to plan, but then again, when does life go to plan?! To say I was nervous is a definite understatement. I had…… Continue reading It is nice to have a man with strong arm muscles around the studio….
STUDIO WEEKEND! This long weekend (Queen’s birthday) didn’t go entirely to plan. We were meant to head to my Uncle’s farm and spend some time helping out. Thursday’s kiln opening put a spanner into that plan….. For whatever reason, the soak cycle didn’t cut off and the result was blistered and bubbled wares! If there is…… Continue reading Potter’s translation of a long weekend…
It has been a week of maintenance, new shelving and lots of cups here at Servant Ceramics. For a while now, my wheel has been fairly noisy. As I’ve only ever owned second hand wheels, they’ve always had their own character and my current wheel, well, I definitely would of described it as ‘boisterous.’ Turns…… Continue reading Pottery Wheel Maintenance, new shelving and lots of cups!!
The month of awkward end-of-year parties is upon us – be it with work mates, social groups, extended friend circles or family. Not too mention what I call the ‘Present Purchasing Whirlpool’… deciding what to buy for those dear to you, weighing up how much to spend and working out how to emphase the goodwill…… Continue reading We’ve made it to December… [what?!]
Considering how the Mudcolony blog (collection of ceramic and pottery related blogs) only has two more weeks until it shuts down… … I thought that I’d actually fill you in with my week in the Servant Ceramics studio in an old school run down kinda way. Hopefully it’ll give you an insight into my studio…… Continue reading Studio update from Servant Ceramics