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Night of fire and smoke…

so this time I trashed my ceramic tiles… A smoke firing usually takes about 24 hours from start to finish. Not all the ceramic plaques made it, but I think I can work with these two; ‘Whistling for Snow’ This … Continue reading

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Ceramic Workshops in Hastings

I love running ceramic workshops. Usually my workshops run on a one on one or one on two basis, but I sometimes get Hen -party bookings and …well. Prosecco and clay do mix rather nicely. Here is Steffan and Matt discussing glazes … Continue reading

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Sold, Fat Bird

This little bird flew to Scotland…Again, this is a smoke fired Fat Bird sculpture. I only glazed the eyes (Botz Koralle brush-on) and the rest is down to what happens in the smoke firing chamber. I rather liked the markings on … Continue reading

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Pomegranates

Ceramic pomegranates; I like making them because I am addicted to the orange glaze. It is made by Botz, and it is a brush-on. After it has been glaze fire in my electric kiln, I put it in a dustbin, cover it … Continue reading

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Mythological Shrines

After a hectic weekend dealing with my Open Studio, I am back at working with my mythic shrines and Masked Gods. This is Phoenix, and she’s made from glazed and smoke fired ceramics. The shrine is made from blow torched … Continue reading

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Masked Gods

‘Eagle’ Ceramic sculpture with glaze and bronze effect finish 12″ x 5″ (30cm X 13 cm) ‘Pheasant’ Ceramic sculpture with glazes and bronze effect finish 14″ x 5″ (36cm X 14cm) ‘Chicken’ Ceramic sculpture with glazes and bronze effect finish … Continue reading

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Ceramic Fat Birds

A newly hatched clutch of ceramic bird sculptures have emerged overnight… I call them Fat Birds. This one is app 16 cm x 12 cm This Fat Bird is a bit smaller; 13 cm x 10 cm. I am not … Continue reading

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Ceramic bowls with glass decorations

Bowl with Botz brush-on glazes and melted glass tiles. I used blue, white and orange glass tiles which I cut up in little squares. Ceramic glazes contain silica to form glass as well as  metal oxides, clay and colourants.  But … Continue reading

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Ceramic sculpture with bronze finish

I love to play with different finishing techniques. I was taught a simple technique how to make ceramics look like bronze, copper  or pewter. You simply mix copper or bronze filler with matte varnish and paint it on bisque fired … Continue reading

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Plate making workshops – some final results

We have been making ceramic plates for several weeks now in Dudley Road Studios, and here are some of the results. Jill made this plate for a friend who lives on a narrow boat in Oxford. I like the ferns … Continue reading

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