Saturday 27 September 2014

A Round Trip

Neolithic Maggot Decorated Bowl
I had an interesting day on Thursday, visiting the Salisbury Museum, Wessex Archaeology, the Stonehenge Visitor Centre and the Somerset Heritage Centre.
I was delivering some commissioned replica pots, like the one pictured - which is a neolithic "maggot" decorated bowl, one of 5 that went to Somerset. More at this link.
I was very impressed with the new Archaeology Gallery at Salisbury Museum, which has a magnificent display of ancient pots, some in tall glass cases which makes examining them closely very much easier than usual. See the Museum website at this link.
Interesting chat with the folk at Wessex Archaeology, catching up on their activities and getting their thoughts about some of the experiments I have been doing or planning.

Neolithic beaker
I have also just sent off a couple of batches of replica pots for use in handling boxes, I hope Parcel Force is kind when handling them.
I was very happy with a pair of neolithic beakers, with impressed zig-zag decoration and small lug handles.

I have been finishing off the pots made during my recent open studio event, I think I now have enough to fill the wood fuelled kiln again, in time to fire before the Dorset Pottery Group's exhibition, which opens in less than a month!

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Almost Ready to Go

I'm just about ready at my home studio for the masses of visitors expected during the Artwey Art Trail on Saturday for a couple of weeks.
The displays of pots look great - as in nice to look at and large in number!
40 years of pottery making has produced a veritable feast for the eyes! I have enjoyed handling some of my less recent pots, seeing them afresh and appreciating where I have been and perhaps where I am going.
Now trying to drum up some interest, ah the joys of promotional activity.