Monday, January 14, 2019

embossed vases

My camera battery is on the way out so these photos are not in focus. However I'm pleased I've managed to get one kiln  to fire to exactly the right temperature to allow the terracotta colour inside to be just right.




Saturday, December 15, 2018

Oscars



 Perhaps feeling somewhat undervalued at times, I decided to make these "Oscars" for women who end up being care-givers later in life when they thought their care giving days were long over! 

Variations in gold

Variations in green


Variations in blue


Step 5 above - clear glaze applied and fired at 1130 

                                                                         after bisque
Step 4 - after bisque


                                                                    Step 3- slip decoration applied


Step 2 - undercoat of white slip before adding colours

                                                      Step 1 - hand making in terracotta

Sunday, November 25, 2018

paeonies in jug



Our paeonies were battered by the recent storm but the wonderful thing about these flowers is that you can pick the tightest bud, put it in water and it will still bloom to utter perfection. It's not surprising they make a wonderful flower export.