6 months down the line
I am beginning to feel that I might have a future in porcelain! I am finding the throwing easier and am becoming braver with what I am making.
In November I was asked to help the local primary school with their poppy project. After doing this I decided to try some poppy plates for myself.
I am still wanting my work to be functional and decorative. Porcelain lends itself to bright colours and so I am working with coloured stains that I make into slip using the same porcelain with which I am throwing. The pots are bisque fired and then I put a thin transparent glaze on top and fire again to 1280 degrees centigrade.
Mixing bowls and an orange bowl.
Sometimes I press a stamp into the clay body after I have thrown it.
Mugs with pressed in designs.
As I get better I will become more adventurous with what I am doing.
Besides showcasing my work in One Craft Gallery I shall be participating in Somerset Arts Week with 2 other One Craft members. Buffy Fletcher and Lizzie Oliva.