Thursday, November 27, 2008

The sound of one plate smashing

The other night I was jolted awake at about 3 o'clock in the morning by an almighty crashing and smashing from under my house...my studio. My heart sank as my head filled with visions of collapsed kiln shelves and months of work smashed to pieces. I'd only just packed the kiln the day before, ready for a long-awaited firing. After a fitful sleep full of dreams of broken pots and tiles I finally dragged myself out of bed and down to the studio to check out the carnage.  Oh the joy as I walked in and saw that a cute little second hand plate I'd hurriedly hung on the wall a few days before had slipped off its moorings and smashed to the floor! It must have been the quiet of 3am that made it sound more like twenty plates smashing! I checked the kiln just in case, and was still a little jumpy all day until the firing had finished! It all went swimmingly in the end. Here's a few pieces from it. A few new ranges of wall tiles (below) and some variations on an old range (above). Love a bird I do. 

11 comments:

kylie Johnson said...

divine work as per usual...
k x

Mel Robson said...

aaaw, thanks love!

pinholeman said...

Whew! Glad nothing got smashed!

The work is very handsome. I like it...a lot!

Kim Wallace said...

Gorgeous Mel! Glad nothing else got smashed:) I know the feeling, recently one of my pinboards fell off the wall in the middle of the night, onto a desk where just that previous day I had lots of unfired bowls and ornaments waiting... phew!

Chooks'r'us said...

where can a southener get their hot little hands on these beauties?

Mel Robson said...

Thanks guys! And Chooks r us....that depends on which ones....send me an email! mel@melrobson.com

N + S said...

I love that HOME tile! Lovely!

reb said...

Yummy, scrummy and beautiful- who doesn't love a Mel Robson bird, I ask?
So glad there was no carnage in the studio, but I do feel a little sorry for the second-hand plate...

Mel Robson said...

yeah, it was a sweet little one too! Speaking of birds...something coming in the post to you soon miss reb!

carole epp said...

when are you going to refill your etsy shop my dear??? gorgeous new pieces.

Mel Robson said...

oh etsy....ha ha! I'm afraid that fell by the wayside about 2 weeks after i started! I was well intentioned at the time!!! One of these days Mrs Epp!