Sunrise near Boggle Hole
Friday, 12 October 2018
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
I've spent the last few days well and truly out of my comfort zone with this one, palette knives and people pictures just aren't happy bed fellows. But I've had a smile on my face for most of it....it just seems mad...these crude little marks do seem to convey some sort of sense of character and a lot of they people watching me have been very complimentary (probably because they we're in fear of their lives sensing the unexploded bomb ticking away ). Hopefully they will be happy with it...if not I've actually really enjoyed pushing myself and I'm still smiling.
Monday, 8 October 2018
Friday, 10 February 2017
My objective this winter was to get five distinct lines of pots set up before the season kicks off again. I've really got into the creative process and now don't want to stop. I haven't painted now for about 6 weeks and being an artist is now just a distant memory.
This is a glaze I call Tex over Temnoku, it originates from a copper red glaze that I copied out of Ceramic review back in the Jurassic. It no longer has copper in it and if it did it would come out of my electric kiln a greenish colour.
Bailey's red with a blue chun drizzle on a crude butter dish. I made a simple hump mould for this butter dish lid and press the plate out using a piece of wood and furniture foam. The result is very rustic but has a lovely friendly feel. It makes me smile anyway...
Copper slip with trailed clay over the top... so simple.
Copper green over a Nepheline syenite wash, wax resist and some Cobalt/Iron pigment. This is quite a complex method and has taken a while to get it just so. This is definitely a direction I want to go.
Olive oil pourers, slip painted.
Salt and peppers
Bailey's red Persimmon glaze oil pourer
Sauce boat made from a bottle shape.
Friday, 13 January 2017
First firing of 2017
While it's quiet, it's good to get stuck back into the pottery. I'm really pleased with this firing it's got lots of potential for new styles
Tex over Temnoku
Rutile over Len's
Chun over Temnoku
De Boo's green over slip trailed relief
Bailey's red with blue Chun trailed
Orange and pink slips
Natural slip tests
Butter dishes Rutile over Len's
Return of the wall fish
Chun Butter dishes
Copper green Butter dishes
Brown glaze over relief
Nepheline orange mugs
Copper green.. a little too thin.
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Finally slowing down after a manic end to the summer season, looking forward to a bit of play time and recharging the old batteries.
Early Morning, Derwent water from Keswick campsite.
Scafell in autumn with the first snow on the tops
Robin Hood's Bay
Dramatic sky near the Stape road
Saltwick Bay dawn
Evening on Whitby beach