Seaweed pinch pot

Seaweed pinch pot

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

new work

A quick update on what I've been up to in the studio. 

I continue to let my fascination with tree-branch patterns guide some of my surface explorations. How to get the feeling of looking at sky through branches onto the vessel surface?

Large coil-built bowls with brush drawings. These ones are currently on consignment at Northern Thread in High St Thornbury.

Mugs with sgraffito line-drawings of branches (direct observational drawings of the tree outside the studio window!). Again, these are at Northern Thread in Thornbury.

I've also been doing some experimentation with darker clay bodies and blends, with mixed success. Small wheel thrown or pinched bowls have been my test pieces.

Dark stoneware blend... I'm loving the way this glaze breaks on the rim of these bowls.

Dark stoneware (unblended) with some white engobe brushed on before first firing. Couldn't resist the autumnal fruit as photo shoot accessory!

And I continue to make these 'stick window' beakers, which I enjoy. 
Beakers with oxide inlay. 
 I'll be heading to market with many of these things, plus some oddments from last year, this Saturday 30th April at the Northcote Social Club 11am-3pm. This market is dedicated to Kate, Northern Regards Market co-founder, who very sadly passed away last year.

taking stock of what's coming to market... loving the autumn sunshine!