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Day 67: 10 Pots in 100 Days


Todays pot of the day has some flaws but looks ok to me. The issue appeared when putting the handle on. The base is so small that the handle almost makes the jug fall over so it is not the most stable pot on the planet. It will not be one of the best 4 I expect but that does not always follow!

One of the nice things about the challenge is that, as it is mainly my friends that have sponsored me, my best pots will go to people I know. I am getting more attached to the whole set as the days progress. 

I gave my first lesson in throwing today. As you know my chosen subject is sculpture, I feel confident with hand building but to be able to teach someone to centre and to pull out and knuckle up is all new to me. I had a proud moment as my student took their first tentative steps! He was very competent and mastered the art a little too quickly! I threw two pots while teaching. All three of our efforts are below. 

It was the last day of SAW. Frankly I am relieved. The visitor numbers were low this year but that was useful as I spent most of the time ill and as you know I found the whole SAW thing rather irritating as they were less than useless as promoting the challenge. Hey ho the wind and the rain – life is what it is and the people who came through were amazing and word of mouth meant that others came who may not have done. 

Dads work as usual left people and many had an awe and wonder moment. I am a proud daughter. But with life back to normal we can now get on with making and my work space can become my sanctuary again and a haven for my  sculpture and decoration. 

I still have not done any slip glazing. I hope that that is next on the agenda.


Extinction rebellion starts tomorrow and my thoughts go to all those who are making a stand for our planet and our children future. Let us hope that the Government, instead of punitively acting , actually starts to make the changes needed to save our planet. 

People have a right to protest and this issue is one of the most important that I have ever come across. 

Anyway – I think it is news worthy so I have decided to make space for it here. 


Fishely Holland, Elton Ware and Mere village east were all part of my research today. The pot I was trying to reflect in my designs above is pictured below – I didn’t do very well but hope to have another crack at it tomorrow.   I blame gin o’clock and the end of Somerset Art Weeks. 

Pot of the Day Process Gallery


Clay Type: White Stoneware

Turned and decorated

Decoration: Turned on the wheel with extruded handle added

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