|The expectant crowd|
|It snowed for the kiln opening|
|All looked very good|
|Little pinched expresso cup with pinched handle|
|Round and brown|
|Last pot in the kiln (Bobby Free's)|
|Work set out for farewell showing at the Bray Gallery this afternoon, with beer and Danish snacks served.|
Wooden chopping boards and beautiful spoons by Scott Walter
The two tall pots were fired standing on top of the bagwall - using all the good height there is in a catenary kiln. They are very pleasing, with the throwing rings accentuated by the flame. I love them and will have to fit them in and take them back with me. They make me think of the Staite Murray pots in the V and A, and here a wonderfully striped Staite Murray pot called "The Bather", which was included by Gordon Baldwin in the exhibition "Excitations" at York City Art Gallery recently. The whole exhibition can be seen here.
And I see that the exhibition of Gordon Baldwin's own work, "Objects for a Landscape", also at York City Art Gallery, runs until 10th June and then tours to other places in Britain until summer 2013.
I will have to get over to see it.