10/09/16 – Last weekend I had the privelege of demonstrating at the Ceramics Ireland Festival in Thomastown. I had done this kind of thing before but never in front of such an knowing audience. The other demonstrators came with serious international reputations and were makers of remarkable work. It was wonderful to be working alongside such focussed, talented and likeable people.
Of course performing in such a context has its pitfalls. Things can go wrong and they did. In spite of my preparation I struggled somewhat at times but my audience were very understanding and I enjoyed a very stimulating and thought provoking four days. An added pleasure was hooking up with old friends again.