New batch of northern lights mugs are cooling. This batch will of course be a little different from the last batch. Never the same twice. Stay tuned for a sneak peak sometime tomorrow. (I get so excited. Hope these are stunners. ) there will be a small amount available. Dm me if you are interested and missed out on the last update. And thanks everyone for all your kind words and interest
Magnificent mosque ornament made for the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul around 1557. The shape is based on metal mosque lamps and the use of experimental red colour in the glaze show the innovation of the skillsman to create bigger and better.
Can you believe all we did was a glaze and a cut. Never underestimate what a glaze can do to your hair. We haven’t touched her balayage since early May. Yet the glaze makes it look brand new. And just because you aren’t blonde doesn’t mean you can’t do a clear gloss or glaze of some sort!
Our kiln is quite small so that we can achieve a fast turnaround for our students and any holidaymakers on a tight schedule! We usually fire bisque and glazed ware together, again for expediency. We fire at least 4 times a week, sometimes every day!
In this load there is the usual variety - Sandra's first thrown pot, Virginie's first decorative bowl made in a slump mould, Jacqui's sgraffito dish, mugs for a commission from @fincapavoreal, fundraising paw prints for @112carlotagalgos, Amelie's dish decorated with @maycocolors Stroke & Coat, Anne's plates, Tish's poppy, Aurelie's small bowls, Agata's soup bowls and, last but not least, Tyler's little butterflies and hearts! Phew, that's a gooooood kiln load!
Sandra threw this cute lidded jar to keep dog biscuits in. Last week she used wax resist to paint little bones on to the bisqued piece then dipped it in a dark glossy brown and fired it. Next time she will dip the piece in a white glaze then fire it a third time, so the final piece will have a nice white bone pattern.
Dianne is making new exterior light fittings, copying the metal originals so she can replace them with her ceramic ones. These will be decorated with a black "oil slick" glaze to give an irridescent metallic finish. Perfect for summer evenings on the terrace! 🍹
Not the best photo I'm afraid, but here you have everything our family of holidaymakers made during their time in the studio.
From complete beginners to very happy creators of all manner of ceramics in just 7 classes! In fact 4 pieces are missing from this photo because they couldn't wait and took them home straight after Wednesday's class.
Safe journey home Joe, Lel, Jack, Louis and Gromit (did you spot him in the photo?!), come back any time, you are great students!