cobalt washed discs of porcelain with sterling silver findings (approx. 5x4cm )…at times in the studio its nice to work on these small scale sized projects between packing the kiln or throwing, or waiting for things to dry…and they use up small spaces in the kiln setting, around bowls etc
this little porcelain beaker washed with copper glaze out of the kiln yesterday morning just suits this refreshing morning. cooler, quieter, rain dripping off the eaves
between throwing a batch of big bowls some fish have been happening on linen….now finished and rinsed and out to dry…ready to go home with Judy tomorrow!!
porcelain earings with sterling silver handmade findings glazed with variations of my copper green glaze, and a new stoneware pair….
love the variables of glazing (also hate them at times!!!)
the image doesn’t show the texture of this bowl…a rich satin surface, delicious to hold….water, pools, seaweed , watercolour, layers of loose brushmarks are the essence of these bowls.
these lovely old kilns are in Cessnock, the Hunter Valley….great that this part of our history still exists….that someone has developed around them and not bulldozed them as is often the case…
in the busyness of last week this quiet planter has crept up on me…with all the jostling for attention of all the pieces that came out of the kiln this one just waited til I was ready to notice him!! soft slow green hills misty tree clusters.
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!
Damp weather is slowing drying of thrown planters…from a rich Terra cotta when wet to a light rose colour when really dry….am warming the studio to dry off last pots ready for a bisque
swapping from the blue of cobalt oxide to the dyeing blue of indigo… beautiful still sunny morning for it!
when the fabric comes from the vat first it is bright green, the oxidising process and solar energy/sunshine turn it slowly blue…. a variety of blues come from fabric, age of vat and the length of time left in….all as addictive as firing a kin !!