This is the first time I have decided to run a workshop like this. It will be held at the Singing Soul Gallery in Cranbrook, Kent nr Tunbridge Wells, where there is ample free parking. Lunch is included as is as much tea and coffee as you can consume. Further details on how to get to the gallery etc will be sent to each delegate when a place has been securely booked.
As some of you know the Stone Monkey Kiln is of a reasonable size and, at the pace I work at, plus working on the house, it does take me a while to get enough work together to fill it up. After getting enough ware together this weekend I did a bisque firing, in between tiling more of the kitchen floor. I was really pleased that the kiln gods smiled on me when I opened the kiln this morning.
And so the next stage follows and I now have to think glazes and finished on about 40 pieces of ware ranging from Bonsai pots, Chawan, Yunomi and a couple of lidded vessels.
Here are a few pictures of the unloading
I have just spent the past weekend assisting my very talented better half on her stand at Art in Clay at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. This is one of the highlights in the Ceramics Calendar and should not be missed by anyone remotely interested in ceramics. We have a great weekend under canvas, good food and drink and great friendship to boot, looking forward to next year already when hopefully I will be making an application to trade in my own right with my work.