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Day 64: 100 Pots in 100 Days


Well today I have found out that the reason why I am a tired irritable old baggage, isn’t because I am a pain in the arse, but because I have yet another thing wrong with me. No not head-lice but a virus! Why me? Anyway it gives me an excuse for being tired and a bit out of sorts. 

So to help with my mood I made myself a covered dish. Just for me, not for the 100 pots so you can get your hands off of it. Photograph below. 

It is my first plate and I was very pleased. I will be happier if it survives. 

I also got my first commission. I am going to try slip ware on pots so I can get some brighter colours. David Dawson showed me some fantastic slipware designs. 

The pot made for Day 81, photograph below, is a vase. Again this is for trying out slip and dad has promised to show me how to make coloured slip tomorrow. this is another first. 

I decorated cups today but only did 2 as I wanted to conserve my energy and get to bed early to try and kick the bug. It is only 9.20 and I have almost finished my blog. this is a first this week. 


We are still open for Somerset Art Weeks. We are getting amazing feedback both for the 100 Pots exhibition and for the Gallery of Dads work. I had a proud moment where someone wanted to buy my sculpture of me depressed with my head in my hands. Again I ask – How do you price a moment in your life? I am still unable to sell a single sculpture and must content myself with the gratitude that comes from people being lovely. 


I thought I would share some of the slip ware pictures that I took whilst at SANHS/SWHT last week. Some of colours are amazing. These are Eltonware and examples from the Donyatt potteries.

Pot of the Day Process Gallery


Clay type: White stoneware

Turned and decorated

Decoration: Turned not decorated

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