That’s how long it’s been since I had wet clay in my hands. We’ve had an amazing summer, and it’s not that I haven’t been working… I’ve spent many fantastic days sketching and gleaning inspiration from some of the most beautiful parts of the Scottish coastline and mountains – I’m now brimming with ideas as a result. I’ve also been writing my regular posts and enjoying the feedback and support that you have given in return. However, today was the day to get back in front of the wheel. My youngest has just started her first year of pre-school, so that now gives me at least three hours every day in the studio. Like everyone says, it took a while to get back into the rhythm of throwing, but once I’d got going it was truly great. It’s days like these that make me realise why I’m doing this – it’s not only that I’m hoping to earn a living, but because this is something I really love.