Sunday, July 27, 2014

Interesting Old Buildings

It would be wonderful if old buildings could tell their history.  The old house has some remarkable detailing and it is a shame that it has been left to become derelict.  The shearing shed is still being used and, although quite old, is in good condition.  I will try and photograph the other side sometime when the lighting is suitable and post on my blog.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Early Slab Pieces

To fill some cold winter days I have been writing up some notes on slab building techniques.  To illustrate some of the possibilities I photographed these two pieces from the days before we started firing the anagama.  Unfortunately I am no longer making pots so that it is not always easy to show how the slab pots were put together but pictures like these may help.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mid Winter

Mid Winter sunrise is always enjoyable as it usually indicates a sunny day even though it may be cold.  And the camellias make for wonderful flower arrangements - I especially enjoy these white ones.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fast Cars

The other day I read that there were still about two hundred of these E Type Jaguars in New Zealand.  They are seldom seen on the road but this one was parked in Havelock North Last week.