I had pottery deadlines to meet so I had to spend last weekend glazing lots of bisque fired pots. But no way was I going to miss out on that glorious sunshine, so the pottery moved outside to the patio table. I have all my glazes on a little wheelie trolley thingy so that was easy enough. By the way, that jar labelled 'Pink Gin' is not what you think ... more's the pity. That's the name of the glaze colour.
This picture was before I started. The scene got a whole lot messier by the end. The bees were quite interested in it all. Money Spiders were obsessed with it - couldn't keep 'em away. In the end, I just decided to paint them into the pots and let them fry in a 1040 degree kiln firing later that day! Cruel, I know!
Then the summer winds got up and the leaves started falling down from the willow trees and landing in the pots. But it was just the nicest way to spend the weekend! I really get into the zone doing this and have been known to absent-mindedly dip my glazing bush into my cup of tea, instead of the pot of glaze. I have never yet drunk any glaze though - not recommended!
This quilt block called Summer Winds is one that I really like, though I can't find out much about it. It is a traditional block pattern but its original publication date is unknown.
This is another of the round bowl shaped pieces I've done, though more recently I have gone back to my original wavy edged look for these quilt bowls, which I think I prefer, but it's nice to do both.
Are you taking your craft/hobby outdoors this summer?