Friday, 30 November 2012

You come up to my heart

Another one waiting for her final firing.  I overheard my nephew saying this to my daughter, he was measuring how tall she had gotten.
 
 

Kitty bowl

 

Cat family tree

 
Did you know that in seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats!  This kitty doesn't quite have that many offspring, but you can get the idea.  Shes waiting for her final firing so this is what she looks like with the glaze unfired hopefully she will come out ok.  Thats the thing about pottery what you put in the kiln isn't necessarily what you're going to get out.  I guess its quite exciting in a way as you haven't got complete control but it can be very dissapointing if it comes out broken.  Thats what happened with this little baby (the bottom piece broke off) but I actually do think that it looks good like that anyhow, so i will say that i planned it like that.
 




Monday, 5 November 2012

Dreaming of clay

 
I've been thinking about clay for a long time and have dabbled a little over the years, but it's only recently that my thoughts have become reality and i've actually produced some work which i'm feeling quite pleased with.   Will post more as i make.