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Raku-ing in December...

It's been unseasonably mild in the UK, whilst everyone else shivers- there's been wind and rain...storms for Christmas day...Well never mind, in between dodging the rain, I've been busy firing dishes and bowls.

The first couple of firings I stupidly re used an  old glaze batch- and the colours didn't really work that well. So here's a tip- always label up your glaze or mix up a fresh batch every time. You think that your going to save money by re -using old glaze mixtures- - but believe me- it pays dividends to know that the glaze actually works!

I often get asked will the copper lustres fade? Well, yes- some do- especially if they don't get a good reduction in the smoking bins- the kind that gives off a lot of green smoke. Green smoke is a good sign! Equally,I have had some pots which are 10 years old- and given a polish with a soft cloth- the Copper lustres come up like new.

Some of these pots went straight to the Taplin Gallery in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Some are bound for my new Etsy store- which I hope will go International on the advice of Vasefinder founder- Charles A Blim. 






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Lots of new pots just arrived at Builth Wells at Erwood  Station Gallery. Also new stock just in at Sota Gallery in Witney.
Goodbye little pots!