Sorry, the garden is closed on Saturday 21st July. Back to normal next week.
I decided to try to build this piece on the lifting table so that I can concentrate on the shape of the base. I want this one to be squatter, which is a far more difficult thing to achieve, without it collapsing under its own weight. The trouble is that it is hard to […]
Well he garden needed some rain, I’ve been busy coiling.
I lifted out two lovely warm pieces today, they have fired so nicely, the colours are great and not a crack in sight! It is getting a bit crammed in my workshop now, I’m looking forward to taking these and two more down to London next week! Very Happy with these. They make […]
I have inlaid coloured slip into the detail that I drew onto the surfaces yesterday. I love the way the circles bend over the tight curve that follows the circumference. All detail is covered up with white slip and I will re-draw the lines and reveal the colour just before I fire them. The pieces […]
I am sitting in my workshop watching the kiln, it is not doing anything but I am still here. It is cool, enough to open it but I can’t do it. I feel like I felt when Maisy my dog had an operation, or when my good friend was in labour, sick in my stomach […]
Today was absolutely beautiful. I worked on the base of the piece, drawing the linear detail. The clay is very soft for this job and every mark shows and can not be undone. I am trying to make the lines have the sketchy quality of my drawings! Relaxed fluid lines, -hard when I am aware […]
Today I have been using a knife to draw off the excess coloured slip, resulting in sharp lines of inlaid clay. I remove all that is not flush with the surface. Then i pull a steel kidney over the rough surface which results in a sharp clear line. it also compresses the clays together. I […]
I am very happy with the shape of this piece. It is very fragile at this stage, I am asking a lot of the clay and all i can do is build it to be strong.I have gently propped the form to stop too much wobbling when i am working on it and to stop […]