More photo's here from the lovely Sandrine, I'm loving these, they give a real feel of how it is round here most of the time although it's rare I ever decorate a table quite so well!

I've slowly started adding some of them to the website and have settled to the fact that the website is always going to need work, as the work is always developing.

This week I've hard a few hours to play with my jugs! I've been exploring a shape which is more like a decanter and have a few samples I'm happy with, as always, I'll add photo's when finished.

Whilst she was here Sandrine also did a series of shots in the house which was kind of her. Really interesting to see my house through some else's eye's.

And Bill was around to oversee all proceedings, he's around mornings and evenings and has enjoyed raspberries whilst they have been in season.

And now? Well September is a busy month with orders and shows coming up. I'm pleased with how the work is progressing though and the contacts we're making. Lots of visitors to the studio and I'm getting sorted on what is 'stock' and what's commission only. That's going to help manage the space we have available to store work. 

This morning I ran with my friend who helped me do photo's last summer, some of the first we tried to take and I honestly thought that was two years ago - I remember thinking at the time it would be good if I could get a photographer to photo the products here at Sytch Farm and a year later Sandrine arrived! I know there's more photo's to come and I can't wait.

I've been playing with glazes, again, and above are two little dishes I'm in love with at the moment, I let two glazes blend into to each other. I've tried this before but the difference this time was keeping both of them really thin and man! I'm keeping these two, they look like abstract paintings!

I finally got to meet the lovely Sandrine who visited us this week. We spent an afternoon and morning together setting up shoots and layouts, she worked fast and instinctively, reacting to light, props and opportunities as they arose, some beautiful images came out of it and I can't wait to see her final pictures. The picture above is one of her's., below are snaps I took whilst she was working.

And there's more images to come. Her photography will hopefully really lift the appearance of our website and give people an idea about how the products can be used and appear, it's like the last missing link really.

And I'm starting to understand how the website needs to work, we can't put every product on there in every glaze as it's simply to much. I think we're going to look at working with more of a limited range for the buy now shop and encourage people to order bespoke so they can have exactly what they want. 

That why everything is available, just on a time scale which will depend on the time of year or orders waiting. 

Writing this waiting for some dinner guests to arrive and looking forward to a relaxing evening, first test run of the pizza oven! Not pizza though, shoulder of lamb on a grill rack Jon welded together today, I'll add photo's later.