Thursday, 23 May 2013

New ceramics for Summer 2013. Peg it & Decorate

Ive been meaning to show these on my blog for ages. 
It takes about 6 months for a new idea to materialise into something that I can finally show or take photographs of. 
These little wooden pegs have a magnetic strip on the reverse so they can be used on fridges to pin up cards, messages or whatever.
Covered in decorative paper with a little porcelain disc attached onto the top. 

Easy Peasy!!


Monday, 13 May 2013

Kiln experiments, Melting glass, feather imprint firing results

For a while now I have wanted to try melting some glass in with my ceramic work during a firing. It is a bit hit and miss as I wasnt too clear about what temperature to fire too, I fire the kilns high so I thought that results wouldnt be too good.
But I fetched these out of the kiln today, just tester pieces for now but I think I will definitely be melting more glass into my bowls. I like the results.

These bowls have got a feather imprint and a little iron oxide over them,
they look like leaf veins but they are actual feathers

Glass beads that I have used to melt onto the ceramics

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Progress Report... Cone shaped Garden Planters

On my bench at the moment are these conical shaped garden planters. 
This is greenware, which is prior to first firing and I can't quite believe how fast my work is drying out, all this sunshine makes life so much easier especially working with clay and getting work finished in a reasonable time frame seems attainable again.
At the base of each planter I have left a little opening to let the water drain away from them once planted up.

Heres one not sold from last year, with a little succulent planted up from last years stall.
Ive got it hanging up outside the workshop.


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