After healthy sales at my last open house exhibition, it was pleasing to clear my shelves and have space for new pots. I have felt inspired to try a slightly new direction. Essentially still "making" in my usual way but now adding colour as a slip, which is then bisque fired and decorated with a further very thin slip in a freeform way with a second firing to stoneware. The initial results are encouraging and give the pots a painterly quality with the initial reaction to this new departure for me, very positive. It's still early days but as I develop the approach I hope it will give further freedom to my work.