Pottery is a precarious way to earn a living even in "good times", but these are difficult conditions in which to operate a small business. Suffice to say, it's been hard going to make a profit from my work. Rather than get too depressed about it, I've hunkered down in the studio. It's a actually a good time to take stock- see what's not working and try out something new. There's nothing to lose!
Consequently I've fired up the kiln a few times and been busy testing out some stoneware lava glaze recipes, which I hope will be be used in conjunction with some outside - sculptural pieces. (For which Raku is less durable) I see them as very much a bridgehead between my Raku work and firing in an electric kiln- indoors. More on this I am sure as it progresses.
I was quite pleased though with this little feature in the current issue of Venue Magazine. It's primarily circulated in the East of England and profiles the Arts. A nice write up- focusing on the work made for Chelmsford Museum a while back.
Article attached below.