porcelain tiles 15 x15 cm…painted with cobalt lines and washes…
coastal theme for a client.
green landscape beaker out of the kiln this week….on a favourite little bolt and lump of wood that I can’t seem to throw away!
within the space of a week to have both of my kilns out of action, and lots of work to be fired, I was giving my blood pressure a workout!! the electric kiln wouldn’t turn on and the control box said ‘Error’ …. but this morning I repacked the glost and we’re back in business. Woodrow kiln’s hunch was the thermocouple…a credit card and Aus Post enabled us to connect it this morning! The Gas kiln it turned out also had thermocouple issues (via old age) and an hour later I paid the young electrician on his phone and continued working in the studio !!
hanging planter has loved the last bit of rain…. love the just opening buds of red geranium against the blue and white ‘cloud’ porcelain pot.
Throwing and throwing to build up stock
just out of the kiln, small cactus planter, ready for #avocamarkets this coming sunday 25th March
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.
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.
so nice to be able to see work in situ and in action!…delivered plates this morning to #momofukuseibo to add to their existing pile. glazed in variations of my copper glaze and overdipped with my turquoise…I am enjoying the variations and suggestions of landscape created. also amazing to have this sensibility at the moment toward handmade ceramics and seeing it in an everyday context, as it was in the past.