platters and plates, stoneware gives such lovely surfaces to present food, the texture and colour of the clay gives an earthy ‘stoneyness’ that adds and reflects all the deliciousness of shared food platters from cheese to fruit to seafood or meats….mmmm what time is it?
porcelain bowls and cobalt markings, glazed inside, some outside,wax resist.
enjoying so much the interaction between clay body and glaze …the earthiness/stoniness of the surface….oxidised mattwhite glaze over Keanes stoneware 33.
stoneware cups out of last weeks firing…am enjoying the ‘stone-ness’ of the body and the way the white matt glaze works over it, satisfies a need for ‘earthiness’ visually apparent. my porcelain is fired to the same temperature, a different delishess ness !!
love a morning when its time to use my brushes and cobalt washes to paint some of my pieces!!!
plates and bowls out of the kiln on the weekend…am enjoying the stoneware clay body, colour and texture. the whole process of ceramics, of earth, clay, forming and firing processes, resulting in usable objects, never ceases to be a pleasure.
was a bit excited about the fresh cobalt and the batch of beakers just out of the kiln is quite dark in places….inky black blue…I love it !!