A bisque kiln is opened and several dozen pieces are lined up for glazing and decorating next week. They are for an order from Byard Art in Cambridge and will be painted with my “Wisteria” design in anticipation of the spring. Every potter prefers one part of the making to another, and I prefer glazing and decorating, so there will be an agreeable week in the studio, warmed by a new efficient heater.
But the spirit is restless and as I work with one design I am already thinking of the next. Here are tiles with stain tests, a supplier’s catalogue of stains and a good crib, Colour Harmony. Development time is quite long, and it will probably be a year before my new range is launched.