It's the start of another week of preparations for Ceramic Art York and Ceramics in the City.
I've kicked it off with a swim which is a glorious way to begin. This week is the last throwing week before the shows, so I'm planning on making some bottles and possibly a large jug as the one I currently have doesn't pour too well which vexes me.
I've also got a bit of glazing to do for Helen and tonight I'm off to meet my friend Anna to photograph some pots for a possible bit of press which I'll share if I'm lucky enough for it to come off.
Last week saw a big bisque fire
So there's a lot of decorating to do which is equally pleasing and daunting.
I also popped in to Iliffe Yard on Monday to pick up some of the bisque dailyware that Helen's working on. I've never done any slipcasting so the whole process is a bit of a magical mystery to me.
There were pots at the weekend too! We went to Norfolk to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary and while there dropped into the Sainsbury Centre which has some lovely Lucie Rie on display.
I also got to hang out with my little nephew Freddie, always a pleasure!
Right, best get to the wheel.