Sunday, 13 September 2009

ahaa..! book#2


ahaa..! look what i found cardew book#2 and yes i found the picture of the outside of the cottage where mrs cardew met her untimely end...

this one has lots of lovely primitive pots from MC's time in nigeria..and all kinds of drawings from the big rope wheel, where's my servant..? to the brick molds i saw a few of these at the black country museum in dudley too, some with lovely curved corners..

and some really useful info in the back App.8 square roots below unity..! Bottle kiln building and the lovely drop molds that i used at dougs....

got a little studio time this afternoon made a few mugs and some raku bottles, it was nice to just sit and get my hands into clay after 2 weeks off.. hopefully i can remember what i've learned about handles and get back to pulling some rather than my reliable cheats way of extruding..i do like the flatter kind so thats where i'll be aiming, everything is under plastic not taking any chances with the weather, its been a tad windy what..?

what an event the kiln firing was yesterday, I will be v. happy when the football club gets over to their new rooms, lets just say rather loud and carpark obstacles...!

8 comments:

  1. Lovely NEW Blog header!! And I LOVE the wall tiles -wonderful!!!

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  2. He's the geezer - well he was anyway

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  3. hey cindy, ta well thanks to mr fitch for that pic..the tiles were in the urban cow gallery, that show is down now and sold a few...cool..

    hey doug, had a quick read of it yesterday, v. technical..big cheers for the photos you sent..

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  4. love the photo of you above, and the new photos on the side, great reading too.

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  5. Great new look Ang! And yes I really like the header Photo. great catch up the other day!xxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. hi linda , thanks much.. big hug to the photographer..hehe

    ta rosa, mm me too, seeya soon xx

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  7. There is a Michael Cardew autobiography that was published a little while back, but may still be available. I'm not sure if the book in your photo on the left is the same as it, or is different again. The book I have seen deals with his first years as a potter. He was going to do his whole life, but ...sadly died before completing the book. It has an afterword by Seth Cardew. It is a great book if you can track it down. Pioneer Pottery is a lovely one to have, I have a copy here that I refer to frequently. A real bonus are the photos of the African pots that are in it. Glad you are enjoying getting your hands in the clay.

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  8. hey peter, don't know when was it published, these two are well worn copies at the club library...yeh right back into a couple of busy months now.. raku, pit firing, print workshop too..

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