Garth Meyer Pottery

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After a long, long time, I am at last going to be able to work in my own studio again.  And, most importantly, it will have a space for shop and gallery.  Unfortunately, this also means that the little space that is left comprises a very small pottery – but so what – we will make it work…

The little cottage is in Observatory, in Cape Town, and down Norwich Ave.  This is just off Lower Main Road, and all the assorted strange activities which happen there – restaurants, clubs, art shops, head shops, health shops and so on.  It’s going to be interesting.

Here’s the cottage, and the roof being painted.  A lot of work is needed to get this place even vaguely ship-shape, but we have begun.

 

Here we go…

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Tomorrow this lot goes up in flames.  What fun to be a potter – creative use of the most destructive force.  We managed to prove just how destructive flame can be by actually breaking a kiln burner with a flame from a blow-torch while trying to burn out the soot from inside the copper pipe.   So we’re one burner short – but I’m just going to shove a gas torch through one of the bottom view ports.  Very dense pack now that it was completed today – going to be a long firing…

Almost completed right bank of kiln yesterday

 

Here are my two little rice bowls for the competition in Durbanville – a very pale blue celadon -

Rice bowls in blue cornish stone celadon

 

Photos of the firing tomorrow, and of the kiln opening – maybe by late afternoon Wednesday, otherwise Thursday morning….