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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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Female Ceramic Torsos

Ceramic torso with a cold bronze finish, 20” x 16” (50cm x 40 cm) Ceramic torso with a turquoise glaze which I later smoke fired along with some added copper and manganese oxides, 20” x 14” (51 cm x 37 … 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 torso commission, final results

During the last few days I have been finishing off a recent body cast commission. I first wrote a post about it a few days ago here. The client wanted a smoke fired sculpture of herself to present to her … Continue reading

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The ceramic totem pole – Maggot the Badger

A very fat and grubby little badger turned up in my garden a while back. I call her Maggot. She is quite scatty and distracted; she’ll quite happily bumble along doing her badger thing in my company for a while … Continue reading

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Whales!

My totem pole is almost finished and this is the top sphere – a smoke fired globe with whales and water I have only used metal oxides to colour the clay I used manganese, red iron and cobalt oxide – … 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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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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