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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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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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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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