Steve Bennet has been working with me for about a year now, helping me with slab work and various other workshop tasks. We both thought it would be useful to improve his throwing skills, so that eventually he will be able to produce pots for me to decorate. He has been 'adopted' for this purpose, since June, just for two half days per week. Progress has been hampered by Steve's recent poor health and he was also away for two weeks on holiday. He seems to be better now, though his health is still rather fragile. He has participated in the Devon Open Studios over the last couple of weeks, whilst continuing his work with me as well. This has meant that he has got his own workshop up and running, so that he will also be able to practice throwing in his own studio as well.