161…On a mission

by frances doherty on November 17, 2016

I’m just coming up to the in end of an intense couple of weeks in the studio. One of my agents is sending a body of work out to Asia and New York for the shows next year, and she asked me to make and deliver 10 wallpieces before Christmas…..a tall order, but with my current work experience student Katy, we rose to the challenge and by organising ourselves into an efficient team got the work done.

Green Envy

Green Envy

Poppy Centres

Poppy Centres

These are a few of the new designs I’ve come up with. Now they have to just dry in time.

Katy is here for her second period of work experience. This time she has been working on making casserole dishes, thrown on the wheel, and just to make it more complicated she designed an oval one.

Making the lid fit

Making the lid fit.

It took several attempts to get this right, I hadn’t done an oval one myself before. But we got there in the end. Getting the lid to fit is the tricky bit.

We’ve also had a lovely Malaysian lady here the last couple of weeks too.

Jenny

Jenny

She has been methodically working her way through my vegetable beds, weeding and getting them ready for the winter by gathering up all the falling leaves, and piling them on top as mulch.

Last night she also treated us to a meal. It was rather a compromise between Malaysian and Chinese but with the ingredients I had in the house…..no lemon grass unfortunately,

Malaysian style dinner

Malaysian style dinner

but she did make us a lovely wobbly egg dish. Tasty!

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