Thursday, December 23, 2010
The last two weeks have been busy, finishing whatever before the christmas break. Im still a yardsman but have made a few pots. I havent put any pictures of the first firing yet. I havent really had much patience these last couple of days or maybe its just been tested 'sorely'!
I have had many thoughts on the mystic realm these last week and my dreams have taken me far into their adventures. I believe in the mystic. The unseen and unknown that effects all of us more than we will ever know.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Just a short post to say first pots being made at Boscean pottery. Little snow and hail this week as winter kicks in, these pictures are actually a bit late but I have limited access to internet at the moment. The workshop and house are so cold and im wearing about 7 layers a day, the pots arent dryng out very well but have enjoyed making them. Im using quite a heavy kickwheel and it's working for me well. Im stocking up wood for the kiln and spending hours preparing my funding bids. Can't wait to see my family and take time away at christmas but also love the quietude of my present existence, it has come at a brilliant time, 24 years old.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I am putting together a website for my pottery business in St. Just (http://www.bodillypottery.co.uk/) is under construction. Over the last week I have taken a few shots for the site and for postcards, etc..
I am working on finding the funding for my business. I am building and planning a kiln site and pizza /pasty oven at Boscean pottery. My business involves communities such as St.just community(local), Cornish craft the general pottery community and the Chinese tea community with its base in Church street, Falmouth.
*Tenmoku is a Japanese word for the Chinese Tang dynasty Black/rust glaze type
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I have moved to kenidjack valey in st.Just cornwall to reinstate Boscean pottery as a working pottery. I have been here for 7 weeks now and enjoying it also. I havent uploaded many photos recently and have no internet so blogging is on hold. At first I lived in my 1915 British army issue bell tent until the atlantic winds enraged me. Then I slept in the shop for ten days until I could move into the cottage. It was buildt around 17-18oo's and is made of granite. I can se the isles of scilly from my bedroom window on a clear day and the sunsets are sublime. It adjoins a farm and there is lots of wildlife with rugged mining/coastal landscape.Its got a woodburner too. Hope I can make more blogs from Boscean and about my life as a potter/philosopher/man and you will enjoy them. Cheers, Jake.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The meaning of life as I write at this particular moment is to listen to Beethoven's piano works but yes I am really trying to get at something here today this morning night. Watch the sun go down after a day drinking Heligan honey ale light a fire with a poet rest by the fire of the night and listen to the frustration of the brimming sea against the shore. The Dolphin and the fishermann share the ocean as the sun arises and into a new day there is always Beethoven, hahahahhahhahahahah.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Fish and avocado, Music and Cornish ale, beach and fire, laughter and cider, smoke and tea, unknowing and late, sea and sky, moonlight and calm, rising sun and birds, every colour and many deep feelings, my mother and my father, climbing and descending, hunger and morning, crystal water and sea creatures, cold but washed, rocks and mussels, sand and sticks, warmth and rest, fishing boats and silver water, lots of breakfast and time, dolphins and people, hot and full, town and hill, tea bowls and smashed cups, deep feelings and no connection, bare feet down hill, Michel and car, heat and bustle, tired and distant, surreal and messy, salad and shade, home and bed, tired and aching, tea and ginger, gypsy love and chinese tea, strength and joy...........................