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Day 40: 100 Pots in 100 Days


So today was the rest day after 10 Parishes and Wiveliscombe Fair. I woke early thinking I would do an amazing amount. Cooked a fab breakfast for Dad, who held the fort yesterday and had loads more visitors than I expected, and then thought I would have a power nap. I fell asleep for about two hours! I woke as the doorbell rang. It was a bit of a shock to discover so much of the day had gone. 

So I then threw two pots – a little more quickly than I intended. I have decided I have fallen in love with jugs. So I intended to make two jugs. One of which turned into a pot as you can see. that is day 47 but day 46 remained a jug. Possibly the first time I have thought about what I wanted to make and it turned into it. The slight change was that I wanted to make small jugs but I used a little too much clay so it will inevitably either have a handle or be pointless. either way it is still a jug with a spout. 

On the social media front I learnt how to edit a time-lapse video – so no longer will you have to watch me disappear for hours or start with a section at the front looking at a ball of clay. I am most chuffed with this!

I now want to see if I can get people to sign up to my blog? We shall see how this all works.



News – I have lots of news today. Firstly I have been in touch with david Dawson to try and reschedule a meeting to look at the SANHS collections. I feel as if I have been rather lacking on the research element of this project and have just been making. So looking forward to getting a date for that. 

I have also been contacted by the TV who may want to give me an interview. I know very exciting. I didn’t think anyone was looking! 

So I will carry on and we will see where I get to. 


To be completed

Pot of the Day Process Gallery

Me turning the Wonky Pot using the Griffin Grip I wouldnt normally use this tool as Dad has taught me how to turn but when a pot is wonky or an odd shape it comes in very handy.


Clay type: Toasted Stoneware

Turned and decorated

Decoration: Turned but not decorated. It has its beauty in the shape. I love the uneven rim. I am so pleased I did not correct it.

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