Day 47: 100 Pots in 100 Days

Day 47: 100 Pots in 100 Days

Diary

The boring side of pottery is the cleaning. Today I have been wet cleaning the entire studio to limit clay dust. I have washed all the aprons and removed all pointless bits from upstairs so that the silica is minimalist. It is the dust you don’t see that is the worst apparently. 

Cleaning has taken hours and hours but it was worth it and from now on a cleaning routine will be in place. I have been reading about what makes a great studio and great potters have clean spaces that are organised and clean. 

I do not actually agree with that completely as Ian Gregory (who I admire tremendously) and my dad are both slightly bonkers with their own unique style of organisation. 

Today I threw a bowl. It was what stoneware time again and it felt great to throw with it. Only one pot today so only one picture. I still am too scared to throw thin at the bottom. 

I would laugh if this is the one pot that does not survive being turned!

 

News

I threw my 100th pot today. Proud moment – a milestone.

Tomorrow I go to the Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury to see old pottery. Excited. 

Pot of the Day Process Gallery

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Clay type: Toasted stoneware

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