Summer update

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Hello! Quick summer update for you…

Potfest Scoltand was absolutely brilliant in June. Since then I have been working my socks off (not literally, as summer has not happened yet, so the reality is my socks are still on!) This year Potfest have a new event at Haugley Park in Suffolk. I will be heading there this week, I’m excited to set off to the unknown, yet familiar! I have been up to my eyes in gold lustre, with a few kiln loads left to unpack. Hopefully all will go to plan and I will have crates and crates of beautiful pots to bring with me!

I will be entering the competition again. The theme this year is “Nursery Rhymes”. The theme always remains the same at each of the events throughout each year. It is such a good opportunity to challenge our creativity and make something completely different to our usual work. My piece is titled “Life is but a Dream”, based on the nursery rhyme Row row row your boat. It is all the good things I spend my life dreaming about. I had so much fun making all the pieces. It is so colourful and I LOVE it!

Life is but a Dream

In September I am taking part in Perthshire Open Studios. I am looking forward to welcoming you to my workshop again with the usual tea, coffee and cakes and also lots of seconds and experiments to sell.

This year has been exceptionally busy. With so much preparation involved making pottery for events, I feel it is really taking its toll on me physically, especially my wrist. I think I have bitten off more than I can chew and my plan of slowing down has not come to fruition, even with my streamlining effort earlier this year! With this in mind, I have decided to close my web shop. My plan is to update the shop every so often, and have it open for a short period of time. I am not sure if this will be a permanent way of working, but I need to try and make some changes and see if it benefits me or not. My next shop update will be early December, so please subscribe to Tea with Jud if you want to be the first to know. Thankyou very much!

I hope to see you at one of my upcoming events.

Ps – I still haven’t found an affordable bigger workshop. If you know of anywhere for sale in Perthshire, particularly the Blair/Alyth area please let me know! Small house, Big workshop… small budget. Thankyou!