I've made a vertical loopy vase for a customers' friends wedding gift. I am welcome to other commissions just email me and I'll get back to you.
29 September 2011
I've been throwing for almost a year now but have only been able to throw half a lb to 1 lb of clay. So when my tutor said to try and throw 1kg of clay I wasn't so sure it would work. However I gave it a go and I was suprised that I managed to centre it and keep it centred. So now for the future I am going to gently wean myself to throw bigger amounts of clay and also hopefully going to throw 2 part pots...
above: agateware pots.
21 September 2011
There was some recycled clay that I thought was normal B17 stoneware but when I sliced into it it revealed a marble pattern. I knew it was ok to throw with as I have seen someone throw with a mixture of clay and I was compleatly mesmerised. So cut a pound of clay and started to throw, the next day I returned to turn the pots. It was stunning to see the patterns appear and I would definately want to try in the future and continue with this wonderful technique. I would also like to try using either a mixture of colours together or one colour in different shades if it works...
19 September 2011
I went to Brickhouse Crafts in Silver End near Witham looking for glazes and oxides. I've wanted to try a red glaze and there was only this orange/red one there the test piece tile looked good but a bit bright. (I prefer the pastel, soft, natural colours) I thought I'd give it a go so I bought it. When I saw it on the table after it had came out of the kiln at first I didn't like it but now I love the texture how it looks old and tattered. Almost worn away. I especially love the texture of the bubbles.
The orange/red glaze.
On its side.
This is the first stall I've had at an event and I was very pleased that I was at the entrance so everyone saw my work as they came through the gate. The paintings are mostly done by my sister Claire but I did paint two of them. I sold 2 pieces and 1 the next day.