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Sold

Much as I appreciate a sale, I was really sad to see this smoke fired ceramic torso sculpture go yesterday… I  am never quite sure what is going to happen when I load up one of my trusty dustbins for … 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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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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Smoke firing workshop in Hastings – the results!

Opening the smoke bins are always exciting; what have we here? Andrew needs to use his handkerchief as the Rhino head is still hot more than 24 hours after we started the fire! The colours were achieved by using manganese … Continue reading

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Ceramic Fat Birds

My ceramic Fat Birds are hand coiled and daubed with metal oxides before they are placed in a galvanised dustbin and set alight. The process of smoke firing is unpredictable and can throw up many variations; you may think that … Continue reading

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Ceramic torso vase, the final result.

The ceramic torso vase looks pretty different  from side to side, and that is down to what happened during the smoke firing process. I used red Botz glaze for the hearts, while the body had a wash of copper, manganese … Continue reading

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Sold!

Smoke fired ceramic torso with copper, cobalt and manganese oxides…I am really sad to see this one go – it was one of my favourites and I only had it on my wall for about a week… To see more … Continue reading

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