Saturday, 25 September 2010

say cheese...

Yep I'm still here... and after an extremely slow start to the day I made it in to the Central Market today on the sheeps cheese hunt!! and luckily 'say cheese' has expanded and they now have 2 stalls with cheese from all around the world and taste testing mmm.. So i came home with some lovely camembert type and some tastey 6 month old cheese that i can't pronounce let alone spell...so that should keep me for a week or so...

 the last 2 weeks have been absolutely insane workwise.. I've had very little studio time and even less blog time so catching up will take me a while... oh and the teapot plugs i pinched off Mr Kline the lids had started to flatten out so i blew them up and plugged the spout!!
The mixture of my local clay and my fav blend are so easy to work with the only drawback being that the sand comes to the surface when sponged but a little burnishing should fix that...and some repair work to be done as i nearly cut the base off one of them the only reason for the repair job is i really want to see the 3 different blends all glazed up to determine which body to move forward with..
 So last friday i snatched some studio time and luckily all the teapots have been well covered and are still fine for attaching and i managed to finish a couple today and get the cup order finished too.. these guys all get different handle treatments which was a challenge for my very tired brain i think they 'll be cool when fired up they will be black satin c6 glaze and a bargain deal as i'm doing a dozen of them..


Anyhoo recovery from the city to bay was fairly quick just one day of sore joints...Sis and i and the rest of the team raised some funds for her hospital this year and it was a treat to be spoilt to breaky at the bay too.. cheers sis!! I did about the same time as last year with a major bonus of not needing any respiratory help yey!! It seems this whole diet change thing is working...and well worth it to get these kinda results!! so all i need to fix now is those stupid earplugs that keep falling out...i ask ya how can a peep run with no tunes??!!! cheers all have a super wkd...

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  1. Hi Ang- oh cheese I am a fan.
    Pots look lovely and insn't it great to be so busy!

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  2. hey meredith yummo indeed....mmm great but exhausting to be busy :))

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  3. very good cups Ang, I love these handles. 6 months old cheese, wow! next week I'm traveling to the mountains here in Poland, they have sheep's cheese called "bunc" there, great yam! cheers

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  4. cheers richard, wow enjoy the mountains and some cheese tasting perhaps..:))

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  5. Love the overhead shot of the plugged teapots. That's a great trick.

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  6. GREAT tea pots and lovely picture of you and your sis!! What fun :o)

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  7. Love the teapot/plug trick! And your mugs look fab all lined up like that.
    Great picture of you and your sister --good for you on the diet changes & your run. But then there's the 6 month old cheese . . . .

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  8. hey zyg, cheers i do love a diff perspective...yeh nice one MK i think michael does it to even the drying out..

    hiya cindy, yeh i thought an exhausted snap shot was appropriate..:))

    mmm kinda like those new handles too Judy, the request for a change was for them to be different YEY!! ahhh c'mon the cheese is a baby semi matured at 6 months and kinda fresh and tasty too...

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  9. it sure looks like you're getting a lot done. i love the plugged teapot trick... so simple

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  10. Hey Ang, looks like a fun time you were having; got to see your tiles hung at the clay and blogs show the other day; they are super, love the surfaces, the little dots across look like metallic jewels.

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  11. You that texture on your teapots!!! What are you using? Very cool.

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  12. I'm chipping away at it jim the teapots have been under cover for weeks..

    Hi Linda thanks its good to see they made it ok in their lil cocoon..:))

    hey connie, ahh the circle are from some polystyrene packing and the hatching is from some security mesh...must go through my box of tricks one day would make a cool vid..

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