Sunday, 26 October 2014

Not Good For The Royals





















1 October Leeds 0 - 0 Reading
4 October Brentford 3 - 1 Reading
18 October Reading 0 - 3 Derby
21 October Bournemouth 3 - 0 Reading
25 October Reading 3 - 0 Blackpool

Saturday, 25 October 2014

You Know It's Autumn

...When the trees start doing this:




















And this:
















Fireworks can be seen in the sky, celebrating Guy Fawkes:
















And like this:
















Oh and don't forget to put the clocks back tonight.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Woody

Woody Woodpecker paid a visit to my garden this afternoon and stayed a while, quite content to peck around on the lawn for grubs. That is until the fox appeared and started stalking him/her LOL. Needless to say Woody didn't get caught, far too quick!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Vascular

Time to share an sneak peak of my current ceramics project...




















...but what can it be LOL..?

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Decoding

Have today watched the first two episodes of the Aussie political thriller The Code featuring the lovely Lucy Lawless*.


The official title page from the series. 










This show from Australia's state broadcaster ABC owes whole lot of its style to (the BBC series) Sherlock- text and email messages float into view in front of the characters, so the viewer reads them as if personally addressed. The gripping story so far has been split between a small outback town in beautiful New South Wales and the striking Federal Parliament building in Canberra, ACT**. Unusually (at least compared with this country), the scenes in Parliament were apparently filmed around and inside Parliament House.

Well worth watching and I can't wait for episodes 3 and 4 tonight.






*Not an actual Aussie. **ACT, Australian Capital Territory.


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Dip

Following my previous posting, here's a piece I'm quite pleased with. This is a stoneware clay dipped in a Marbled Blue glaze.



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Drip

To prove I don't only post images of work I consider to be "perfect" or at least has gone to plan, below is a recent piece fresh from the kiln. This is a prime example of why you have to be careful when applying a glaze, to ensure that it isn't too thick.























Sunday, 12 October 2014