Club project - shop box

Club project - shop box

Friday, 19 April 2013

More pottery

I really haven't forgotten about posting, but sometimes life gets in the way and other things take over for a while. Nothing unpleasant, but there just wasn't any time left for minis. Weeeell, except for a visit to the show in Apeldoorn, where I bought some tools. A milling/drilling machine and a 'preeg' set from Tine Krijnen for tooling/decorating leather for books or a leather inset in a desk. I'm still experimenting and will post if and when I have something to show you!

In the meantime I have had a very productive run of making more pots!
This is what it looked like when I left the pottery class and I can tell you I was really pleased with the results, even though it doesn't look like much yet.
That still looks pretty messy, and as I filled the moulds again just before I left, these pots had to stay in the mould overnight.  After some serious cleaning up I now have these ready for the bisque firing.
With all the bits of clay coming off the moulds I made a few more plates, but they aren't out of the mould just yet.  The open bowl was originally the same as the one on the right of it, but on the edge of the pot it was too thin, and so I have the makings of a fruit bowl as well as the vase!  I'm still trying to decide whether to stay with blue and white or experiment a bit with other colours...

Happy mini-time!

Sunday, 14 April 2013


I never thought I'd have 61 entries (many twice for putting it on their own blog). Thank you for participating!

And the winner is Josje!

Please send me your details to idskeh @, so I can put the tiles in the post to you.

Thank you all for following my blog and entering the draw for the giveaway!

It won't be very long before I have another draw, either for one year on Blogger or for reaching 100 followers!

Happy mini-time,   Idske

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Thank you Jonquil!

A few weeks ago I won Latchkey and Jonquil's giveaway and when I came back from visiting family in the Netherlands, I found a package in the post with a lovely card of a peony, my favourite flower and a little box with the cushion!  I will now have to make a new settee as the only one I have is my very first attempt at furniture making from about 20 years ago. It's in the banner photo above, but it's also a bit scruffy and that just isn't good enough!

Isn't it absolutely perfect?

Thank you Jonquil, it's just as beautiful as I imagined! Idske

PS: Tomorrow at 4pm my son will make the draw for my tiles giveaway, so you still have 
about 24 hours to enter your name!