One of my favourite techniques is adding texture to a clay surface. There are direct ways of doing this using found items like leaves, seed pods, lace etc, but I also love making plaster 'prints' first and then use them to imprint from. The plaster draws some of the surface moisture away and leaves a clear, crisp imprint. These slab built boxes have been made using plaster prints to impress the pattern first and add visual interest to the forms.
Recently I had a great experience when photographer Sharon Greenaway visited the studio with all her tripods, lights and camera to get some images of my work and workspace.
She has done a brilliant job capturing my passion and new play space.
If you need a fab photographer visit her website for details _ www.sharongreenaway.com
Lots of items are being made at the moment, that can all be used to suit you.
Displayed on a shelf just because they're pretty, or for practical uses holding liquids like tea and coffee, or fav flowers.
I have extended the 'spotty' surface design into some pourers and vases. More sgrafitto owl designs and some lino cut styles with reference to the garden.
I can't wait to open the kiln tomorrow! It holds the beginnings of a new stoneware clay with subtle white or grey bands. Fingers crossed they're stunning.
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.