December 9, 2013 § 4 Comments
Christmas is coming and I feel I have let things drift in the workshop, which I have not found particularly satisfactory. This is partly because I am breathing again after the busy autumn and partly because of what is happening tomorrow. I am having my first throwing lesson and in the back of my mind I suppose I have been been waiting for this day before embarking on a whole lot of new throwing. Everything I have learnt so far has been under my own steam – through much trial and a lot of error reading books, watching youtube clips and just simply experimenting. I have come to the point, though, that if I am to move my throwing on I need a lesson – and now seems to be as good a time as any. It’s the end of the year, orders are made, and come the middle of January I will be participating in a trade fair which, hopefully, will start the whole cycle rolling again. So, I feel it’s best to have the lesson now before the cycle begins in order to start on the best foot.
I am going for the day to the workshop of Stuart Broadhurst, who specialises in the most stunning teapots. This picture of one of his teapots was taken at Potfest this year. I feel very privileged to be going to see him and I am so excited about what I might learn I am practically fizzing. He lives over in the eastern Lake District, so the alarm clock will be set for early doors…