Monday, March 22, 2010

From my garden

The sun is finally shining (who knows for how long). Looking for some inspiration I went for a walk around the garden found some interesting leaves to impress. While definately not a new concept it is my first time using it. After exhausting the flora I went to the box of bits in my studio and found some shells, coral and even a toy seahorse, flower and gecko. I am know looking forward to a trip up the beach to see what else I can find to use. With different combinations of glaze and clay body this exercise should keep me occupied for a little while. Boxed these small dishes will make a great gift idea.

Take Care Wendy

Monday, March 1, 2010

It never rains it only pours

It never rains it only pours

Here I am with all my bisque ware ready to for my frst pit firing of 2010, looking at this I don't think it will ever happen.

It could take months for the hole to be dry enough to fire in. So I will keep making and when it finally drys out I will have enough work for multiple frings. Guess I will just have to use the time to collect interesting organic matter to try.

Otherwise I could always do some electric kiln firing of other ware. Maybe it is time to try some sculptural forms in Crystalline Glazes.

Take Care Wendy

A creative year ahead!

It is the start of a new year so I thought I would try something new, this is it.

So be patient with me I'll get the hang of it eventually, computers aren't my thing. Hopefully it won't get thrown out the window during the process.

Next week I start back at tafe part-time for a 3rd year of Ceramics, mostly for the knowledge that is around the institution. It will be great to get back amongst the energy and like minded people, hopefully it will get the creativity flowing again.

Until next time........