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Throwing pots

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

One of my favourite stalls at the local farmer’s market is of wonderful hand-made ceramics made by Jayne Crookshank. Over the years I have bought numerous mugs and bowls. After failing to find the perfect rustic plates in Fez I suddenly thought of commissioning Jane to make some plates for me.

Armed with my camera, as usual, I went to Jayne’s Oast House to decide on the design and colour of the plates. Jane kindly showed me her studio in an old cow shed and gave me an impromptu demonstration by throwing a mug for me.

I used a long-ish exposure to show the blur of the wheel and risked hand-holding the camera. Back on my computer I processed the shots and also tried converting them to black and white – shown here, which I prefer.

I can’t wait to see and try the plates – will post a photo when I get them!

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