Yesterday I spent the day in Shelby at the British Slipware Workshop. Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew gave a great demonstration on tradional English Slipware. Doug made large Pitchers using a blow torch to speed up the drying. Then he decorated his pots with slip and fast, simple decorating. Hannah made a variety of items, then used different colored slips to make more intricate designs on her pots. They colaborated on a puzzle jug. Which you can see Hannah decorating (below). The puzzle is how to drink out of the jug without spilling. There are holes on the neck of the jug. I plan on making a puzzle jug or mug later this week.
While I was having a great time learning great new techniques and having lunch & dinner with potter friends, my wonderful husband was making me a register table for my booth. He finished building it today and I stained it black. It looks fabulous. Tomorrow I will put on another coat. Tomorrow I also need to glaze my order for Preston Flowers. The order will go with me up to Sanford this weekend for delivery.