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Saturday 20 February 2016

so much has happened...

So much has happened this month! Let's start with the fabulous ward kiln being wired in at my studio!! can I get a woohoo!! With lots of new work covered in underglaze decoration and some inlay lines it's prime timing. Having amazing friends always helps along the way, Kevin has made a stand for the kiln so loading can be the optimal height for me. And now just to get some cones for the sitter and we'll be off and firing!!

And making some notes for future reference, country cottage stripes 12oz cone 6 white body, stamp detail on the base of handle, extruded handle cut on angle at both ends.

A little fix it job at home this week up on the roof fixing some more shelter alongside my kiln space...trying to keep the rain out!

And the gas kiln is packed, which I hope to fire this week pending a good weather day!

And one of my favourite bowls in the studio that I could have sold several times over this week. It is such a talking point, about kiln atmosphere and what happens some times when clay remembers how it used to be ;) ...

A few wheel view shots and the eventual clean out that has to happen when I cant fit any more clay in the splash pan!! 

And I must send a shout out to the fab peeps at the terrace in eastwood who are stocking my raku and a selection of my functional wares and a few wall tiles!

 So you should have heard about #periscope this week. I jumped on a while back watching Claire Waddington doing street tours of #paris .... and it is fascinating to see someone elses world view! You may have seen a couple of scopes I did of the #janetdeboos exhibition at #seppeltsfield #jamfactory space but since then things have really taken off and so far everyone has been very inclusive and supportive of #pottersofperiscope the only problem being connectivity due to squished upload speeds and reception. But get on it and have a try even just to chat to others while they are working or chatting is such a great way to use this 'new app'. Adriana started a facebook page for other info and chats too, there are nearly 200 members and you just have to ask to join the group and you're off! Some of my favs this week on periscope are Tim See and Neil Chilani both also have fab websites and stunning work. So get the app and get on it! and some help if you need it periscope

anyhoo thats it for today I'm off to the studio!