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Fat Birds

The studio is in chaos with Fat Bird Sculpture, Cockatiels and pots of metal oxides In a little while, I’ll light the smoke fire bins again, and hope for the best. Keep your fingers crossed they come out good! To … Continue reading

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Studio view

Sneezing, coughing  and sipping lemsip, I never the less emptied the kiln this morning. Clutching my head and moaning a lot. Man, I just hate having a cold. I had fired up overnight, and this is the results of a … Continue reading

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Ceramic sculpture smoke firing.

Another glorious day of high windy weather, perfect for smoke firing! I place my sculpture in a galvanized dustbin Fill the empty space with sawdust, dry leaves, straw, newspaper; anything organic. Put some newspaper on top, and light them. When … 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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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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