The trouble with working on four pieces at once is that there are not enough hours in the day and I’m struggling to get enough done before they dry out. As the clay dries it becomes harder to work, taking the skin of my fingertips! I can’t wait for them to mend so I am […]
I’m really excited to be having this wonderful piece by Henk Littlewood on show in the garden this year, it is such a beautiful form and I can’t wait to see it outdoors! Henk works in Sheffield and loves to celebrate the varying qualities of different types of wood.
Someone asked me if it would be quicker to make these in a mould? It would be far quicker, however these pieces are inspired by seeds and one of the things that I liked best about them was that they are all uniform, with qualities that make them recognisable as a species, yet they are […]
Now these are more like it, yippeeeee finally I have fired red to melting point and retained the colour. I need to refine a bit, and see if the glaze will still stay on a curved surface, but hopefully I’m nearly there now. Yippeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!
Today I completed this piece for this years show. This image shows the surface application of vivid yellow slip, however after it has dried for 8 weeks, it will come out of the kiln a beautifully metallic amazing black!
At this time of year the garden is still bearing the beautifully elegant decaying seed heads of last summer, stripped of their flesh and lace like in appearance. This is wonderfully contrasted by the emergence of vibrant swollen fleshy new shoots, full of exciting promise and defying the drabness of winter. I try […]