threw some small jars at the end of last week and turned them on the weekend…small cactus pots or spoon jars… love using my BatMate (soft chamoix like material) to anchor the pot to the wheelhead just enough to get purchase with a turning tool…its only a light trimming needed! having broken my right femur in a fall in early January with resulting bionic woman type of metal rod inserted to hold it together, bottoms have been feauturing in my daily activities. Its tricky to sit in certain positions, and the wheel is especially interesting….so my description of throwing is ‘half arsed’… balancing on the edge of my stool makes it possible to work!!
there’s nothing quite like australian christmas bush flowering, cicadas pitched collective noise and a bit of heat to say its almost here, christmas 2017 !! (how did that happen so fast !!)
just out of the kiln this morning…soft green landscape bowls…porcelain body,
and matt white and copper glazes with some copper brushwork.
working up a few schools of fish with indigo and fabric printing ink for the #artisansinthegardens event in the Botanic Gardens in Sydney 14-23 of October this year.
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.
last firing I discovered this lovely big bowl had a little crack underneath so it has become a waterbowl for Gypsy out under the tap in the garden……. she likes to drink and then immerse herself in the experience!!
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.