Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Fresh From the Kiln

In anticipation of the QAGOMA Winter Design Market, I (and the kiln) have been in overdrive.  This morning before I went to my teaching job I checked the kiln and there was an error message saying that the kiln had 'fired too long'.  Aaaarggghh, not what you want to see from a brand new kiln with a full load.  It had cooled down by the time I got home from work and there was that scary moment of cracking the door open... and then relief that everything looked more than fine - yah!!  I did learn another thing today though - if you make a set of something and you want them to look the same,  make them from the same batch of clay!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Throwing Progress

Some time ago I posted some photos of my first wheel thrown pots.  I am progressing slowly as I only get to go on the wheel once a week at pottery class, but I am quite happy with the shapes I am getting. I have such an admiration for potters who can make a whole set of things the same size!!  All decorated and glazed I think these pots make great little succulent and cactus planters.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Winter Design Market

This month I will be having a stall at the Winter Design Market, held on Saturday 19th July at GOMA, Brisbane.  I have been super busy making some new rustic planters, vases and bowls.  Here is a sneak preview!