Nerves / by Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown

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 

 

 

 

 The top layer of a very full kiln

The top layer of a very full kiln

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.

 

 Some slip cast mugs in progress  

Some slip cast mugs in progress  

 More slip cast ware

More slip cast ware

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.

    Lucie at the Sainsbury Centre

 

Lucie at the Sainsbury Centre

I also got to hang out with my little nephew Freddie, always a pleasure!

 

 

 The Fredster contemplating his Poppa

The Fredster contemplating his Poppa

Right, best get to the wheel.