26 Sep 14

Hand throwing narrow shapes

If you’ve placed an order over the last couple of weeks you’ll probably know I’ve been spending some time away from the studio. I’m now back and currently working through orders, if your curious about the status of your order just get in touch!

Every now and then you get a request for a bespoke piece that’s technically quite difficult. Now throwing narrow tube shapes might not seem difficult but there are a number of pitfalls, for this reason it’s not something I do very often and I’ve only gotten better at it over a long period of time.
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26 Sep 14

A few custom orders

Quite often I get asked to make custom pottery orders and while I can’t always accommodate them I do try to whenever possible. The problem with making something you’ve never created before is the element of the unknown, you simply don’t know how it’ll turn out. It’s always a nice surprise when things turn out better than you expect!

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8 Sep 14

New Look Workroom Project Runway pattern NL6120

I picked up this pattern a while ago as I was looking for a dress to make that would be at about my sort of level – simple, easy and not too time consuming! Although generally I’m quite pleased with how it turned out but as always it could be better. This is a kimono style dress which has a sort of large t-shirt shape with no waist shaping.
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26 Aug 14

B.K.S. Iyengar

Sadly at the moment there seems to be a lot of culturally significant people dying at the moment and out of all the recent deaths I think this one has really hit home the most. I know it seems odd to lament the death of a public figure who generally wasn’t that well known but I’ve practiced Iyengar yoga for a number of years now with three different teachers.
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