Thursday, 14 August 2014

Happy in his new home



I love Chiu-i Wu's ceramics and lusted over this little creature at Potfest in the Park. When I went back to have another look at her stand he had gone. Well he jumped out of a bag here on my birthday yesterday,


and was very happy saying hello to a another of Chiu-i Wu's creations from another time. Thank you to both maker and giver!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Meccano to the rescue


I've never had a height gauge before. I suppose that I have just never thought of myself as a production thrower, so somehow I have always got by just by having the same weight in each ball of clay. In this batch of rather straight sided mugs which have been asked to make, it seemed more important than usual to have an exact uniformity in height.

Another reason I have never had a height gauge, is probably because of the extraordinary cost of them (I just looked it up again and as usual, gasped).

To the rescue - the old, old box of original Meccano.

Now then I wonder, why has this revolutionary tool taken me thirty years or so to come round to making? It certainly made a difference - what a neat set of mugs. No 'his and hers' sizes in this batch then.