More shrink pots

I can’t get settled on a form for these boys.  Whether to turn the outside, draw knife it, just take the bark off, bark on or what.  The variety does please me:

I do like the wobbliness when they are a simple hollowed branch.

Then there’s the lids … turned, free form or what?

There’s a Swedish type of top I was reading about (come on it was in German -Ed), well looking at then, in Jogge Sundquist’s book.  These are carved but using saw cuts to cut in to make deeper profiles easier. Watch this space.

I’m getting ready for four days at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate this weekend, so lots of making mini hurdles, stools, benches and maybe a few bean poles and pea sticks, busy, busy.