Stoke pilgrimage

It’s always nice to come to Stoke on Trent to pick up raw materials for the pottery but even more of a pleasure to see the palette of colours when you have fresh ideas for future projects. Sometimes new ideas arrive when making these visits to the potteries.  Today is no different and will be looking at samples of engobes for producing plates with Llanwddyn Island scenes taken from my photo images a few years ago.  I now own a celtic font to use in their production.  The beautiful carved gates on the island are such a wonderful feature and if given the chance when on Ynys Mon you must pay a visit to this spiritual place.

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The splendid gates of Llanwddyn Island.
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Royal Welsh Winter Fayre.

Despite the atrocious weather many people braved it to get some Christmas shopping done.  This was my first big show since going full time back in early October.  It’s always nice to show ones work and the warm comments are very encouraging especially with my Wind and Wuthering pieces! Experience has shown me that despite the desire to follow ones heart with inspiration on a subject they don’t always turn into the publics view of the same and in consequence sales however I’m happy to report that the tree work was well received and wished there had been time to produce more for the show.  I’m really looking forward to getting in the Workshop and getting stuck into making more special pieces to include large jugs, lidded jars and lamp bases.  The testing samples have finished now so it’s full steam ahead.

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