Life has been silly busy lately and my time in the studio has been slim. Plus I had 3 weeks that flattened me with bronchitis.
I was so excited to get back in there last week that in my haste I made 2 silly errors- neither of which I have ever done before! Such a good lesson in slowing down, respecting the material and process and thinking clearly!
Firstly I put a low fire clay in high fire kiln load 😱😱😱- a clay that should go to 1100c was pushed to 1280c. Look what happened to one of my newest shelves
Then I created a lovely bird bath to be fired in my new very second hand kiln that I havn't used yet. First rule- know the measurements of your kiln!! 😜😜😜 The bowl doesn't fit! I don't want to ditch it so am hoping I can find a kiln at uni that will fit it and I will fire it there.
Steep learning curve week.
I won't make those mistakes again 😊
Great to see these pieces with their new cords, all have extension chains and silver clasps.
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This unusual fruit bowl has been fun to create, but Im not happy with the glaze outcome. Easily fixed with a new layer and a refire.
Cutting the circles made lovely discs of clay I didnt want to throw in the recycle bin- so theyve been textured and glazed and added to the collection of tiles being made for the studio sink spashback.
After 3 weeks out of the studio because of a horrid super bug Im back there today. Going to finish my chook 🐓 going to make 3 hens and a rooster for my garden- am hoping it will calm my dreams of having a real hen flock ❤️
I am a certified creative addict- having played with arty methods constantly since childhood. Now I work mostly in clay, painting and textiles - always designing and making new objects.