SHED1julietmacleod2014After twenty weeks the builders have gone… There are still a few things to be sorted and acres of painting for us to complete, but the work they have done has revolutionised our home. My new studio is also here, only eight stressful weeks late. It too needs further painting inside and out, but today’s priority was to get throwing again.

It’s strange, I’ve been wanting this day to come for ages and the anticipation was more than I could stand at times. However, as the day neared I found myself preferring to think of all the other things I needed to do around the house, rather than making pots. I think I was worried that, after nearly five months, I wouldn’t be able to do it well any more. That, combined with the pressure of the studio being so late; my first show being only a few weeks away; and having no stock made me prefer to take the ostrich approach.

Well, today has been a good day with steady progress. After throwing thirty pots in my lovely new workspace I feel the rhythm returning.

This is it. I’ll post further images once it is properly finished.



It’s been a while since my last post. Things have been pretty hectic here with the building work, and it is taking up all of my time. The good news is that construction is going well, a few small hiccups, but nothing major. The groundworks are pretty much complete so now the actual ‘building’ can commence. Also there is now an enormous hole in the garden ready for a retaining wall to be built. Once this has been completed the pad can be laid for my new studio.

I’ve been so busy that I’ve barely had any time for anything clay related. I’ve not thrown a pot for over five weeks and I’m really missing it. However I managed some sketching last week, and a bit of photography here and there. Even on a messy building site there’s inspiration…