Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The fish bowl challenge

Are your pottery exploits carried out at home? Or do you have to travel with your unfired goods to the nearest kiln by car. I fall into the latter category. I liken it to an episode of Top Gear where they have to drive with a bowl of goldfish on board, most likely the point being not to spill a drop of water on the way. I have found it helps immensely if you have a passenger to babysit your goodies, although who wants the responsibility. Last night I managed to get a hand sculpted cat to the studio. Its tail had already fallen off once before the trip but it arrived safely. I was lucky in that I had a driver and I was free to hold the fragile piece myself.
Well here is something to show for the evening. I turned this bowl then added the chickens. Something I've been wanting to do for ages. Can't wait to glaze and fire it.


  1. How delightful! You have a nice way with sculpting and design, can't wait to see this fired :)

  2. You do have a way with birds. I think it's your affinity with them that make you able to so easily capture their likeness. Glazed and fired it will be fantastic.