Wednesday 4 June 2014

Dorset Art Weeks seems almost over

I been very busy keeping up with the Upwey Potters' activities during the Dorset Art Weeks. This is a full-on time, preparing for it and then stewarding, selling and demonstrating during the two weeks.
We had a very successful time so far, with good visitor numbers, favourable comments and reasonable sales of our wares.
I ran my normal pottery classes during the show with the chance for my students to experience the delights of Raku glazing. The image shows that magic moment when the red hot pot hits the sawdust and gets a sprinkle of pixie dust to ignite the flame and suck out the oxygen to reduce the glaze and produce a lustre and create a crackle. We had some really great results.
Today Laurence and I took to the road and visited some other creative folk, always an inspiring activity - to see what others get up to and how they share the same issues.
Now for the last few days, enjoying the friendly atmosphere and helping people enjoy themselves.