Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I handled and finished my Devon style harvest jugs this morn. I added the pie crust rim that I always admired on an old casserole that Micheal Cardew made while in Africa. It is often seen on medieval pots. I also discovered a heart shape termination to my handle which I am going to talk up as a selling feature. Some would think this is corny. They can go to hell! I think the heart surfaced because of the fun I'm having with the exploration of this one vessel. My dear friend Robin Hopper wrote to me with concerns that this orgy of jugs might lead to economic disaster. I assured Robin that I orgy in the morning and get down to the business of bowls, plates and cups in the afternoon.
I also started the 5 straight jugs this morning. I didn't realize going straight was going to be this hard. You see it's not about being completely straight it has a slight variation of curve. I put up a couple of straighties by I think Mike Dodd of Britain that are kinda sweet.