It’s been a while since I posted on this site, mainly because nothing much has happened over the long cold winter months, although her at no 42 has got a new boyfriend, and the old man opposite bought a new pump for his fish pond.
The days are lengthening and thoughts turn to spring and my first firing of my gas kiln and a woodfiring in April.
On a recent visit to the weald and downland museum,one of the wenches in the kitchen asked for a big pot to fill the copper ( large boiling vessel set in brick ) with water, ye olde plastic bucket, didn’t look too good,not 16th century enough. I looked everywhere for an example, but just found large jugs or water cisterns,so I made two pots, a large jug and a large pot with three lug/handles, one at the bottom to enable the pour. We’ll see?
I have been making with stoneware for the woodfiring zillions of small kiln fillers, always needed .I have made six plates inspired by some dishes I saw in Japan, first make a plate, make it an irregular shape then fire it and use as a mould.The upper surface has very large grog worked into the surface, to make it bobbly ( technical word).
I have cancelled the Sutton markets and have been very lazy about finding others to fill the gap, I have next Christmas booked and I hope the Croydon ones start up again in March . I have decided to hold the Raku day on the 16th Of May a very significant date.
In the next exciting episode of ‘Greville Avenue the directors cut’ the nice young couple at 29 have their drive renewed and a dropped curb installed, and the Greek lady at 21 takes in a parcel. There maybe even some pots to look at.