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.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Pinch pots

Been on a pinch pot kick recently. Saw some glazed carved ones on Facebook, plus I recently pulled one out of the kiln so was feeling very inspired.

So far I'm working on some animal jewellery bowls, some Alice in Wonderland inspired cups and some small carved bowls.

Having great fun with these.

Sunday, March 20, 2016


Ages ago someone suggest that I might like to have a go at making lighthouses in clay.
I trawled the Internet and found loads of inspiration. This is my Pinterest page on them.

Finally his week I got round to trying out a couple of prototypes.

First one

Second one and a little decoration started.

Carving and cutting done. Just need to dry thoroughly. Bit worried about the struts of the windows up top. Fingers crossed they don't crack.

Anyway first glaze firing of the year almost done. Exciting!!

Results tomorrow.