Thursday, 17 July 2008

Any Excuse.

Here is a picture of Bonawe quarry where we get the granite dust for our lovely granite glaze. The photo is from Airds Bay and the quarry is just above my helmet to the left. OK! OK! I admit it was a very poor excuse to go out on my bike but here it is none the less and it might rain tomorrow so I wouldn't get out for a ride then.
The View from the pub shows a Mackerel sky, I think we might be in for some rain.

Here we have a photo of some Hippie Cow calf's that I saw on my way home from the pub (Highland Cows) are Hippies because of the long hair of cause! Cute init.


Ron said...

Alan, Wonderful pictures of the countryside. I have to come visit you sometime.

I totally agree with your 'rant' on the pulled handle. Thanks for saying it.

Looks like there's a lot happening there. Many nice pots.

Alan from Argyll Pottery said...

Thanks Ron, we can't compete with your freshness of hand when it comes to decoration (loved the birds with fish bucket) but we try and it would be great to see you, maybe you could add us to your itinerary with a visit to Hannah's? Though we are not just up the road a wee bit!

Ron said...

Alan, I just looked up Argyll on Google Earth. You are quite a ways North from Hannah indeed. And it looks like formidable terrain in between. One of the things I enjoy most about blogging is seeing where folks live, the images you have put up are really captivating to me. I'll have to get out and shoot some pics of the land around here, and maybe some in town too.
Have a good weekend.

PS, the pots you all make there are the kinds of pots I always wanted to make, but never could quite get the hang of it (maybe it was a discipline issue too) I meant to leave a comment saying how much I liked the larger bowls with handles from the July 12th post. I had tried something similar once but with less success.

Alan from Argyll Pottery said...

Hi Ron, you'll just have to sort out how to take a sabbatical, we can show you our way of potting I'm not too harsh when it comes to the whip (the discipline thing) and I am sure you could help us free up our decorating skills.

Paul Jessop said...

Now thats what I call a view from a pub. and those cows are just fab can you fit one in a bun.

Alan from Argyll Pottery said...

I think you'd need more than one bun.