Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The sets aren't perfectly matched; some are a teeny bit wider, some a tiny bit higher. But if they were identical in everyway they may as well not be handmade.I mixed up a new batch of cobalt glaze too and the test piece is looooovely. The colour is so rich.
I'm celebrating with mint tea and dark tim tams. There will be another couple of hundred (!) other creative people over at Lady Kootoyoo's today.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I'm trying to get these plates finished before the light fades.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
More feather pots, which got finished during the demo,And some decent sized mugs, hurrah!You can find more creative spaces over at Kootoyoo's blog :)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Saturday morning, inspecting Jackson's collection of handmade brushes,He made us green tea before we started, how nice?!He separates nearly every single stand of hair (this was goat). Patience doesn't cover it!Testing its awesomeness.Sunday morning, painting more awesomeness.Jackon drew me in a bowl! I look a little angry...but I'm in a bowl!
Sunday, May 09, 2010
I've had the most amazing weekend ever. EVER. The Gold Coast Potters Assoc. had the honour of hosting a workshop by the somewhat legendary potter Jackson Li. He shared some knowledge of wheel throwing, brushmaking and painting. He's amazing. I felt starstruck all weekend, he's so awesome. I didn't take photos as I was far too absorbed in what he was doing, so I shall pilfer some pictures from my teacher in a couple of days to share with you. For now I will leave you with a video of Jackson throwing with red raku clay. And kicking ass. Who can throw that clay with bare hands?! You may want to keep the sound down, the background noise is annoying!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
This body of work is frustrating me; I created this awesome brief for myself, yet I can't find the damn motivation to get on with it. With no solid boundaries supplied by my college teacher, I have no one poking me telling me to hurry up and make more pots. I know I want to make about 20 pieces of each form, make them look amazing, set up a stall at a local arts market and (please please please) maybe break even! I've known for an awful long time that I want to work for myself and now that I have the opportunity to get the ball rolling, my inner sloth is reigning supreme. Well maybe it isn't a sloth, more of a chicken. Cos I'm scared that I won't get better, I won't stop screwing up pots, that no one will buy my pots and that I'll have to give up and get a "real" job.
I keep asking myself WHY I want to do this. I know why, I just get distracted. I want to be a potter (or ceramicist or artist or craftsperson or whatever title I might decide on) because I love it. Simple.