This piece is almost ready to fire. I’m just drawing in the detail and then it can go into the kiln. This piece will be on show in the garden which opens in May
Here are some ideas for new work inspired by the way that I feel about parenthood. I have been thinking about the emotional and physical strength that being a good parent requires, creating a place that is safe and calm where a child can grow and thrive and become an independent person in their own […]
I have just opened the kiln and the third and final piece for this group is out. I’m very pleased with it. They are now ready to go to their new home in the south of England.
This piece is now dry enough to lay on its side, I’m crossing my fingers that the coils will now hold together, rather than splitting. Smoothing away all the lumps and bumps so that I can work on the shape of this end. I risk letting a little air out by making a […]
I have completed the top side of this piece and I hope it will be dry enough to turn tomorrow, so that I can work on the base. The clay is a wonderful texture now, it stays where I put it without bouncing back, (which is what happens when it is too wet to work.) […]
I half wrapped these pieces on Monday, so that the tops could dry to the same consistency as the bases. I have now used my thumbs to smooth the clay being careful not to trap any pockets of air. My phone no longer recognises my thumbprint which is no longer there! This clay is like […]
Today I opened the kiln. My heart is always pounding at this point! I nervously take a tiny peek, I guess this is akin to hiding behind a pillow and only letting one eye see a scary film! I love what I can see so far, but it is somewhat frustrating as I can’t […]
Whilst the kiln is cooling, I am making two smaller pieces. I make these in exactly the same way, but the clay coils are thinner.
The kiln is open! I am so very pleased with this piece, it’s surface is so rich and full of interesting details. Phew! Before firing. What a difference! This surface is gorgeous. So happy with this one!
I have finally found enough quiet time to finish drawing the linear detail onto this piece. It is now slowly heating in the kiln. I will see the results in six days! Walking it into the kiln. Ready to fire.