Tag Archives: glazes

Clay tablets

I have been having so much fun trying to capture the view from my studio on clay tablets. Deciding what is important to include in my seascapes and what isn’t. I want to bare everything down to the bare minimum, … Continue reading

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Obsessively recording the view…

  It has been a while since I last posted, and I apologize. But I seem to have fallen into a helpless state of worship; I cannot stop looking at the clouds, the sea;  even the silently waiting trees outside … Continue reading

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Sculptures celebrating water

‘Water water see the water flow Glancing dancing see the water flow O wizard of changes water water water Dark or silvery mother of life Water water holy mystery heavens daughter O, wizard of changes, teach me the lesson of … Continue reading

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Artist’s statement

I had to write my artist’s statement today to enter a show, and I found it quite a challenge; how do you verbalize what is essentially a a physical object made to symbolise an emotion, a dream or a state … Continue reading

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New ceramic sculpture with bronze finish

I have spent the last week adding a bronze finish to my new sculptures. Some sculptures are already partially glazed with traditional, kiln fired glazes.  In this picture they already have the first coat of bronze filler mixed with varnish. … Continue reading

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New toys…

I have recently discovered Duncan’s acrylic glazes; it is the kind of glaze you brush on after your work has already been bisque fired and/or glazed. You do not need to  kiln fire the sculptures again. And I am having … Continue reading

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Glazing bowls

I usually glaze my bowls in stages to avoid mistakes. But now I am stuck; I covered the fish with a mottled blue crystal glaze; the shells are predictably white. But what colour shall the sea be? I am so … 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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Revisiting old techniques…

A few weeks ago,  a client called me up to say that his wife’s favourite bowl had been smashed He bought it from a gallery in 1997, and could he commission me to make another one? I did recall the … Continue reading

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Plate making workshops

I am planning a new series of workshops  in my studio in Dudley Road, Hastings.  The plan is to make a series of plates using paper plates in different sizes as slump molds.  Plates are great canvases for surface decoration … Continue reading

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