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Tidying up the studio, making room for the plants that need to come back into "their" greenhouse for the winter. Must find more space in the other greenhouse. Updated 17 Oct · 1 comments

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I'm a (semi) retired IT Trainer.


I teach cycling to children and adults, and spend as much time out-doors as I can.  One day a week is spent at the local Scout campsite - planting trees, cutting the grass, pruning, picking wild damsons, apples and sloes, writing letters and funding applications begging for money.


I have two greenhouses, the larger is half pottery half plants, but the pottery is taking over and trying to grab more space.  I "pot" at a day centre for the over 50s one morning a week, and spend odd moments or whole days finishing, fine-tuning, glazing, just pottering at home.  I have a small electric kiln, which I only run if I can't get my stuff fired at the centre.  I use commercial clays and glazes, but have inherited a load of raw materials, and am gradually getting my head round what I can do with them.


I recently made two slip-casting moulds for mugs, one a drop-mould without a handle, the other a three-part mould for a complete mug with handle and foot-ring. 


I am struggling to master the wheel, I think I've finally got centering and coning, but cannot yet master lifting.  I think I'm trying too hard.


I've had 200 kiln bricks donated, and there are more if I want them, so am planning to build a kiln during the summer holidays at the Scout camp-site.  One of our volunteers is a gas plumber so I'm planning to get him to sort out the burners.  Going to run a couple of "play with clay" sessions for the district's leaders and volunteers before hand and then get them to kiln sit.

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