Thursday, November 09, 2006

Building the winter inventory.

Yes, I am still at it- painting a large inventory of pottery for a variety of winter obligations.
Every day I tell myself I have to stop!
I have some new work I need to get on with, and I think that after I fire the group I am painting now, I will close up the kiln until next time, put away the underglazes and move onto the new work....a floorcloth and a mural for starters.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Pottery fired

Here are some of the mugs and teapots - all fired very nicely.

Painting pottery is one of the most absorbing things that I do. It is a never ending source of fascination to me, to paint something so utilitarian and with so many surfaces, that is basically very small....and to see how they all come out.
When one batch is fired, it creates a great desire in me to do ANOTHER batch, building on the succeses and interesting ideas from the previous group.

long time painting pottery

For the last couple of weeks I have been preparing pottery for the Christmas Present buying season.
I have learnt through experience that this is the main time to have a little inventory! Its just no good making up a batch of gift items AFTER Christmas, as much as someone might have wanted something in mid December......