Been a mad rush to get to the end of the two college projects, but looking back I seem to have achieved quite a lot. 3 x Tea Light designs, a nice Buddha face and Emoji desk tidies. Of course, I have no idea whether any of these will sell. But, really, right now, my goal is to get to a point where I am producing work of a quality that could sell. I think I am on the edge of that. I'll know better tomorrow, when I see Angelsey Abbey National Trust again with my "final" pieces.
This weekend was the weekend of the great, "let's try to have a stall" experiment.So,we laid our plans carefully, with 7 volunteers over two days to really blitz the market scene. Attending Jubilee market, next to Covent Garden in London. I made a recce beforehand and one of the team did lots of work designing the stall. Items were planned to be made, and some were made. Quite when the wheels came off I;m not sure. First was the announcement by one that they'd have no produc
Well, here's a nice thing! Been working hard on a college project. For which I had to go to a local National Trust site (Angelsey Abbey). Chatted to the nice people in the gift shop who gave me guidance on the type of product they would like to sell. Off I went, to see what I could come up with - College Assignments are like that, they make you do things! Anyhoos and ways, on track to complete the assignment, I had to go back to the site to see what they thought of the things
Phew, it was a close run thing. When you find that your mould is leaking and you're pouring 2 pints of Casting Slip onto the garage floor, there are two things you can do. The sensible one turns out to be "stop pouring the slip". First I tried "hoping the slip hardens and acts as a plug " - it doesn't - not soon enough anyway. So, with a deadline rushing towards me (or was I rushing towards it?) and my "bespoke piece a large puddle on the garage floor, I was somewhat discou
Over the last week I have continued to backward and forward. The 3d printing is working better with a nice vase form being printed on my new printer, but the normally reliable smaller printer refusing to deliver. Such are the vagaries of that technology, in many ways very similar to ceramics. But, the opportunities opened by the technology are becoming more clear, with some novel approaches to developing forms showing their promise. But, then the glazing of pieces didn't all