The view from my studio – ceramic plaques


The smoke firing dustbins have been going all night, and this morning my ceramic plaques were ready to come out.


I use Raku crank because it is so forgiving. It doesn’t warp, crack or break very often…


Instead of coloured glazes, I use oxides and slips which I blend myself


I love the way the smoke help paint a picture…

These clouds are treated with white slip and matte transparent glaze; the smoke and the heat from the smoke firing created all the crazing and the various grey and brown tones.


The plaques are between 9” x  6” (23 cm x 15 cm) and 6” x 4.5 ” (15 cm x 12 cm) so quite small. They have a small hook at the back so are easy to hang.
Find them and many other goodies on my website.





About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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2 Responses to The view from my studio – ceramic plaques

  1. passajer says:

    I like. Wish I knew more about ceramics!


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