alchemy ?

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glazing small fat jugs today, with my copper matt glaze which usually does nice  things with a variable dip of glaze…love the alchemy of glaze and clay, and importantly, fire!!!  this quite lovely soft colour as is, will, through fire,  become a dark matt copper colour….with, importantly, variations…giving the surface of the pot more energy! this is the addiction for me.

more landlines

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a favourite out of the kiln last week…a landscape planter…felt a bit like gardening, putting in borders/lines (hedges?) and then allowing riotous growth between …love the  flow of watery cobalt oxide with different brushes, playing with patterns and elements of landscape. approx. 19cm h and 19cm w. porcelain.

fishing

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a new handmade brush has enlivened my drawing /painting on porcelain…the ceramic surface often is very dry and sucks the moisture out a brush very quickly, preventing flowing lines but this brush is great..thankyou @troybungart for your passion for making these brushes!! (available at the TACA office..the australian ceramics association…) this is a detail of a jar approx. 11x20cm…firing today.

clouds

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driving down to victoria last weekend the countryside was looking so good. and clouds were amazing but coming home reminds me of the energy and movement of coastal skies that I love so much…more canvas please!!!