Sunday, July 31, 2016

100 snails.

It has been really busy in the pottery room.
Kids  classes, daytime adults, members 
and a beginners short course.
The kilns have been busy too with 
lots of work going through.
I have been working on a big order.
A bit daunting really and 
thankfully I have until October to get them all done.

100 mugs
Slow food mugs

Each with the slow food snail logo 
applied from a stamp I made,
then hand painted red 
and glazed with satin white

There are mugs everywhere.
Every shelf, every broccoli box and some in the fridge.

I had to remember to keep up 
with some mugs for my market stall.
I got sidetracked with some red clay and a white snail
Off task with some 
press mould bowls 
and the slow food snail.

This is totally off course...Egyptian paste beads.

Friday, July 22, 2016

2016 Busy year

I have been too busy for blogging
This year the pottery has become busy day and night.
A new bulb section in  my flower growing paddock.

Spring will be beautiful here.
These bulbs were planted some years ago, thanks Lou!

I didnt get to weed this circle before 
they began to emerge.
I have parsley as a weed here but clover is clever.

New night pen for the sheep, on higher ground....
The temporary shelter has been battered by the wind.
The last storm destroyed it but MS put it back together.
I will have to go and straighten it up after last nights storm.
They are happy to be let out in the mornings.
I give them a different paddock every few days.

Set of twins born during last nights storm.
Lets hope they hang around the night pen for the day.

All the existing rows need to be weeded regularly.
I have been fertilizing with sheep poo!
A few sheep broke in to this section and free fertilized 
until they were rounded up and removed.

Romanesco broccoli...beautiful looking vegetable.
I think of it as Cosmic cauliflower.
The little florets look like Thai temples.

Jonquils everywhere.
Spring is just around the corner.