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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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Fern fruit bowl 17” x 5”. I use ferns from the garden to press in to the clay and then copper oxide and a transparent glaze

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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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Sold, ceramic torso

This ceramic torso was very much about walking in a forest of tall trees covered with ivy, lazy lizards basking in the warm sunshine. I used my own glazes with copper oxide as the main colour component. The piece was … Continue reading

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Ceramic Fat Birds

Another smoke firing session in driving rain                                                                              This time I used dry leaves, straw and wood shavings in my galvanized dust bins. These smoke fired Fat Birds are made with white molochite clay, the eyes and combs are glazed … Continue reading

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Autumn mist and ferns – part four; the bronze age settlement

I am still living and dreaming ferns and clay. While walking across the East Hill in lemon sunlight, I imagine a bronze age settlement alive with people and horses. A woman from the camp walks towards me across the bracken. Her shape is dark against … 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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