Details from the latest kiln. Drawing on pots is so indirect, the kiln always alters the drawing, sometimes a little, sometimes dramatically. If I went back to drawing on paper I think I'd miss this, sometimes it's something I look forward to, sometimes it's like the drawing and I are engaged in battle! #australianceramics#markmaking#porcelain#potterytechniques#surfacedecoration
Copper green. For many years I was scared of the chemistry of ceramics. Coming from a painting background, the language of chemistry and ceramics, oxides, formulas and firings was a virtually impenetrable mystery guarded by manly types with beards who knew all about bag walls and scorned "Clay in bags". Now that I've been making pots for twenty years or so I feel confident to tell all of you who feel the same bewilderment that there are a thousand different ways to make pots or to bake a cake. There are some who love to follow recipes and would never…
A few of my favourite things as the sun streams through the windows in a winter afternoon. @davidlebovitz tahini cookies have become a huge favourite in this house......I added orange zest and pecans......and I always find inspiration in my @janesawyer1 teapot, @dianafayt dish made of Sierra Nevada clay, spotty, moth cups and the piquant musings of @nigelslater .
Spots and Thryptomene.........from the latest kiln and the garden!
Details of the landscape. Tiny blossom vases from 2014. There's such satisfaction in making tiny things. One of my old teachers believed that every artist has an ideal size of object they are most comfortable with and attracted to. I think in my case this is true. I love to make small things, but that doesn't stop me from making big things too.......it's just that when I go back to the small I feel so happy and light. What size of object do you like to make the most?
These bowls were thrown with bits of seaweed and marine debris in them, rims fluctuant, growing ragged, evolving in response to environment the way the creatures of the tidal pools evolve and make thier world from the material they are surrounded by. It's one way of using porcelain and responding to the natural environment. I thought about it after talking to woodfirers about digging thier own clay and how that relates conceptually to thier work. #australianceramics#qlddesign#pottersofinstagram#porcelain#stradbrokeisland