Todays obsession was very thin clay. I stapled some cloth to a sheet of plywood and this helped as it stops the cloth lifting and wrapping round the rolling pin. Then rolling between two piece of cloth worked even better.

The reason for this was my attempt to make an applique style plate with ‘Well Done Tracey” written on it. Writing reports at school and Tracey deserves one for her best efforts at the Hayward, as I was reading in the Guardian yesterday. This could go on. Good effort, Damien. Could try harder, Marc. Nice work, Dinos. And bits and pieces like that.

Also an almost symmetrical sprig plate and I packed the kiln up. One fell apart as I put it in so I carried on putting it in, in bits with a view to firing it and then trying to join the bits up later with glaze or even araldite.