Although I’m really busy every day overseeing the building work, my mind often strays to the land of clay. Partly this is because I find myself counting the weeks until we get our house back to normal, which in turn makes me realise how long it is since I threw a pot – seven weeks now. To be fair things are really getting exciting… the roof is nearly on and the new steps to the garden and the base for my new studio are pretty much complete. All good.

Newly dug out hole where unused decking and uneven steps were previously

Rear retaining wall built, side wall underway and base being compacted

New steps completed and space for studio (right) nearly complete

It is strange how missing something has other unexpected effects. I find myself wondering whether I’ll be able to pick up where I left off; worrying about how much I need to do before my first fair in the summer; and getting cross with myself for not designing my logo and business card yet.

However, mostly I can’t wait to see it all finished and sit down at the wheel in my new space.