Potter’s translation of a long weekend…

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…

We’ve made it to December… [what?!]

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?!]

Bisque – are we talking about biscuits, soup or clay?

We’re talking about clay of course! I’ve discovered that while some people have no idea what the word bisque means, to others it draws images of biscuits (or cookies if you socialise with Americans), soup (think of a smooth, creamy, crustacean-based soup) or the porous result of an 1000 degrees Celsius firing (give or take a…… Continue reading Bisque – are we talking about biscuits, soup or clay?