Monday, February 7, 2011
New Pots for an Exhibition with Manu Berry
A print maker friend of mine, Manu Berry, has invited me to have an exhibition with him in his studio in George Street, Dunedin. For various reasons, the deadline for this has had to be very short, so I have been really busy making new pots on the wheel, and other projects have had to go on hold for a couple of weeks.... including this blog!
Most of the pots that I have been making have been a little bit larger than my usual ones, and I have tried to push my technical skills along... sometimes with frustrating results, as... yet another large pot wobbles, loses 4 inches in height, then folds itself into a forlorn mess on my wheel head.
Anyway, I have battled on, and have the first bisque load cooling down in the kiln as I write this. I will make a few more pots this week, then it will be glazing and firing until March! Most pots will be crystalline glazed.
The exhibition will open near the beginning of March, I think it will be 4th March, but I will confirm the dates tomorrow when I visit Manu in Dunedin.
I'll post again soon (I hope!), but must dash now... one more job to do before giving up for the day!