Cuboids

I have decided to work on a more upright cube for this piece. It is made using ES10 clay which has a fine grog in it. Once it is dry I...

Back blogging

It's been a while! Since my last post I have now graduated as a fully fledged MA Ceramicist! Yay! It was a really great experience and I...

Double Disaster!

It was with great excitement (and a little trepidation) that I travelled to Uclan this morning. I was anxious to see how my pebble bowls...

From the Ashes of Disaster....

So much time spent on wedging, colouring, layering, forming, gouging... the result being crumbs! Very disheartening to come and find all...

Treyarnon Bay, Cornwall

An impromptu trip to Cornwall for a 'last fling' with daughter Lucy before she flies the nest to go to University. Felt quite guilty as...

Refining

An important part of making using clay is the finish, the refining. With the coloured clay, ripples and dents can be disguised to some...

Update in a few words..

Lack of blogging recently due to warm weather!... and preparing pieces for Earth and Fire International Ceramics at The Harley Gallery,...

Shards

I wanted to find out how the colours from two clay cubes would turn out when fired to Reduction. I used the shards from gouging so they...

Cultural Trip to Edinburgh

The Scottish Gallery Moyra Stewart Straight away I was totally drawn towards and excited by this work by Moyra Stewart. It totally...

January Assessment

I felt as though I had a good range of work to show for my assessment with Dave and Karen (Howarth). There was definite progress to be...

Various Colours

Really pleased with the fired porcelain tiles. The higher temperature has thrown up some amazing variants in colour and tone. The left...

Stripes Galore!

I am working on two pieces which are just about hard enough to gouge. The are made of grogged porcelain and grogged black clay (red at...