Hello again, on this amazing sunday morning in Cornwall. It's been quite a week yet again in this beautiful part of the world. Storm Dennis has pushed across our county leaving behind a trail of broken branches on the roads, and flotsam strewn across our beaches. This time of year, has, in the past proven quite fortuitous when we have headed out beach combing. However, so far this year we have not had the chance with renovations of our flat and the Covid restrictions in place (to stay local). That said, Tess and I have had the odd excursion to our local beach on our daily exercise with the dogs.
These daily walks are so important to us not only for our physical/mental health, but they serve as an unrivalled source of inspiration for our ceramic work. We have made it a priority to put in some time creating in the studio this week.
Tess has been busy making some beautiful Easter tiles (for personalising your gifts), and creating a couple of Punk rock Fish...yes I did say Punk rock fish. They are aptly named 'Sid Fishious and Fishilicious' can't wait to see how these bad boys come out of the kiln.
Can you tell who is who from the photos?? they are Tess's first attempts at throwing a closed form. I think there may be a few more of these to follow!?
I have been working on some commissions that really need to be finished soon, and a new batch of mugs for the shop when we are able to reopen. This has given me a good opportunity to test out some new slip recipes. I like to use my mugs as a testing ground, if they are well received I
often include the patterns and slips in my art works.
The weekend has been all about Mothering Sunday and the celebration of Tess's grandsons first birthday. We managed to arrange a socially distanced walk on the beach to mark the day and a much welcomed coffee in the van with the dogs to warm up afterwards. The storm may have passed but the wind chill is still quite cold for all concerned.
Have a great week everyone.