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5th August….

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I cant believe its already August, time is flying.  I have been very busy in my workshop getting up to date with firing and glazing and attaching all the extra pieces to make the beautiful sculptural and functional pieces that i make.!!

I have two shows this month so have finally got most (most!!!) of the pieces together and ready I have given you a glimpse of some of the pieces that ARE finished and mostly functional easier bits, slowly finishing the sailing ships and boats that are part of the show.  They are taking longer as have more work in them and more attachments.  Each show has about twelve pieces each so its been a long haul as I dont usually have two shows in one month!!!

I dont know about you….  but I work much better under pressure.  The only problem is Im focused so much on my art that everything else falls down.  The dog is looking at me in desperation to leave the house!!!  I have no clean clothes except evening wear!!!!  Everything has dried glaze on it eg: kettle, toilet door handle, iphone, ipad, hair etc…etc…  The fridge looks like Mother Hubbards cupboard!!!    You get the idea heh?    Let me know if you suffer from tunnel vision when you are working and have a deadline?

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17th July….

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Finally did a glaze firing last Sunday, it seems to be taking me forever to do anything at the moment, its cold and I dont want to go outside, BUT…..   the firing was successful (thank god!!!)  so I got all my pieces glazed and fired and ready to assemble.  Im finishing this all off on Saturday and then I have a bisque firing to do that day as well.  So busy, busy….

 

30th June….

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Once again its the end of the month and time is running short for the two exhibitions in August.  But I have been busy busy busy.  I’m about half way through both lots of work.  I still have the little boat people to make and some extra sails for the masts and a couple of sailors.  But the biggest problem is everything needs to be glazed which I hate but I need a good two days to get this done and then another week for assembly.

The photo above is showing only two sailing vessels with their masts but no sails.  I have just poured the resin and shells into the boats and now are leaving them to dry, which in this weather takes at least 48 hours, its been very cold as we have had little rain but lots of low temperatures.    As you can see my friend “masking tape”  is holding everything together until it drys, what would I do without her!!!!

22nd August…..

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IMG_0584Finally finished two of the pieces due for a show this weekend. I had trouble with the bisque firing and ran out of time before I went away, so now I have to finish them this week. I love the colours and the driftwood that is incorporated into the final design. Lots to do, lot to do, but I still have time to check out the Mud Colony crew.

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