Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wibbley Wobbly Wednesday

So I'm on annual leave this week. Had a quick trip down to Potfest at the weekend to buy some Mayco glazes and have been missing on how to test out combinations.

This is what I mean.

Then I remember I'd fubarbed a tumbler a while back and it had ended up Wibbley wobbly and that sparked a thought. Instead of making tumblers I'd make Yunomis - Japanese tea bowls. Yeah they are very much like tumbler.

So this afternoon I took to the wheel and hey presto I have Wibbley Woobly Yunomi.

They are still very wet, but just need a little foot carving and my stamp and they'll be good to dry.

Feeling quite accomplished as what is on those shelves is excellent what I had planned.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Glaze firing 22/5/16

These went in.....

These came out

These are awesome. I am so pleased with them. Definitely going to make more lighthouses.

Same here day of the dead mugs are so pretty. More on the horizon

My Red iron oxide. (RIO) slip turned out fab.

Little experimental jar is super cute

Has a little crack on inside though.

Showing my love for #The100 and #BellamyBlake. My new pasta bowl

Pretty damn pleased with this load.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Small Art Nouveau inspired flower bowls

It started with the poppy bowl. Then I realised that I had 4 bowls of similar shape and size. Now I have a series of small flower bowls.

They're all greenware at the moment, drying ready for bisque get.

I'm really liking them. What's your favourite?

Tonight I'm going to see the Youth theatre doing Phantom of the Opera - looking forward to it.... Apart from the fact the weather is being nasty. It was sleeting when I picked my DD up from her friends this morning. sleeting I tell you!!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Picatso - a play on Cats and Picasso

When I was a teenager I used to doodle like this:

The other day I remembered those doodles and thought that would look cool on pottery. I then saw a picture of a couple cats on a tile and thought 'Yes!!' - cat and doodles why not?

Large bowl in shades of blue and pink.

Hand made jar- if you can see the thin dark line cutting through the cat head, that's the lid.

Pinch pot Picatso cup in green, blue, gold and white.

They're all going to need some drying before a bisque fire and then clear glaze added before a final glaze fire.nloved doing it, but not doing more until I see how all the colours work out. Using some blue Stroke and coated which is very new to me.