Just out of the kiln is the final work I’m getting ready for 2013 competitions. It’s always hard with new work to tell if it’s any good. I like to get the fabulous Sussie Ahlburg to take pictures of them: it’s always a revelation how she sees the pieces, and I’ll certainly put up some examples in a couple of weeks when I get them. It’s the first time I’ve mixed the volcanic glaze and the text for a while so I’m a bit nervous about them. The poem’s by the Welsh poet LLyr Lewis, written in both Welsh and English, which I’ll talk about more next week.