landscape bowls

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working with clay on the wheel I am able to explore many aspects of landscape forms that interest me,  working with folds in the thrown wall of a bowl, layering glaze washes after a bisque   …ridges,valleys,windbreaks,rocks,trees and fields become the energy for my surface treatment.

Shibori markings

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continually walking past my rack of shibori dyed linen a few weeks ago…one piece kept nudging my thinking…and with the next thrown batch of ‘spoon’ jars (about actual size above) I set to work with my cobalt wash and wax. the brain is a crazy thing! links out of the blue(sorry), pieces of highly specialised info appear out of nowhere (seemingly) , answers we didn’t know we knew?!!  Computers? the brain’s not half bad either !!

Positive / negative

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turning things over, around, upside down….what if , what if ? so turning positives into negatives (solid dots into negative marks) … also influenced by movement of liquid over wax in working with textiles. grouping of forms as a still life, all avenues explored during the process of making and firing.

transluscence

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lovely light outside yesterday morning….lovely to see the glow of light through the  walls of this landscape cup…its the new Keane Ceramics  LUMINA porcelain body fired to 1300deg centigrade.

food platter

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quick trip to Sydney last week, to deliver some work and also went to @furniture_ressurection in Croydon to leave a view pieces…Maaike is my daughter and designs, restores, recovers furniture, my husband Rob likes to build pieces/tables, with recycled timber, and my plate sits on top ! ( is that a trifecta?)