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Did I scare you? You don’t need to rub your eyes because I didn’t play a real trick on you. Are you surprised that I glazed another pot this deep colour?  Yes, I must be in my blue phase again. The cobalt really does pop out when I open the kiln lid and this vibrant blue colour stands in the middle of a sea of white vessels. I just reread that last sentence and holy schmokes I could be a poet!  Where do I find such inspiration? “A sea of white vessels”…….you heard it here first folks.  I could be famous (only in my own mind I am, really).

Remember to Keep Calm and Carry Yarn.

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In my fourteen years as a potter, I wish I had a loonie for every single time somebody asked me “do you make this in blue?” Truth is, there are only a few things that are blue that I really like. Blue jeans for one.  The other being the Tuareg people of the Sahara and the brilliant colour of indigo that they wear. They are known as ‘the blue men of the desert’, because the indigo dye colours their skin. I brought back some indigo fabric from Mali and it is a true lovely blue. I digress.

One very persistent customer kept asking me to make a set of mugs and bowls in a blue glaze. I suggested a lovely jade green glaze instead. No. What about something funky and outrageous? No. Plain blue. Being a ‘business’ person, I made a batch of glaze and went to work. In the end the customer was thrilled and I kinda actually liked the blue colour. I wasn’t ‘mad’ at the blue colour, I have just seen one too many blue pieces of pottery in my life. Now, when I open the kiln and there are a few pieces that are glazed this blue it is a startling surprise compared to the green and white pots around it. It is a change from the ordinary in my world.

So here is the only pot that I have in the blue glaze at this very minute. That may change however.

Blues to you!

 

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