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Studio view

Sneezing, coughing  and sipping lemsip, I never the less emptied the kiln this morning. Clutching my head and moaning a lot. Man, I just hate having a cold. I had fired up overnight, and this is the results of a … Continue reading

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January 29th smoke firing workshop

We lucked out during today’s smoke firing workshop because the moment we had lit the barrel, the rain came pouring down. The technique we used is quite simple; bisque fired work is painted with copper, iron and manganese oxide and … Continue reading

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More Pomegranates

I have finally got some proper pictures of my pomegranates, and this is one of them. I have made eight pomegranates now for various summer shows. I’m kind of tempted to keep making them because it is so much fun, … Continue reading

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Smoke firing

I am really interested in how to achieve different colours when  smoke firing, or barrelling. Smoke firing is such a random process with a lot of variables; wind force, what materials you burn, out side temperatures. I am very pleased … Continue reading

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Smoke firing;Fire and Earth

I spent the weekend smoke firing, or barrelling my ceramic torsos. This is a bisque fired and glazed torso.                                 Which I placed in a galvanized dustbin and covered with dry leaves, straw and sawdust. You can see some of my … Continue reading

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