Sunday, February 28, 2010
A love story claiming to be a Chinese fable was created to help sell the pattern to sentimental housewives, though Chinese historians have found that such a tale did not exist featuring all the elements in the pattern. More significantly, the star-crossed lovers are blessed with eternal life by the gods, pandering to the English romantics (we do like a happy ending!) but the Chinese would see the eternal life as a punishment for disobeying the powers that be. This animation tells the story very well...
As I've mentioned before, I'm not a fan of the willow pattern, but there are some very clever people out there who have reinvented it;
Friday, February 19, 2010
I ended up making a smaller dish for my nestling tableware. Slightly disappointing, I was hoping for a larger one.
Casserole number one, hopefully to coordinate with the nestling tableware.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
We spent most of yesterday mixing our own glazes which was fun in a chemistry kinda way.
My Keraflex lantern is in the kiln tonight, I'm praying it survives!
Many thanks to Kirsty at Kootoyoo for the weekly catch up :)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
I'm a little worried that the fold might be impractical for baking ware? It looks good though!
I made a new signature stamp too :)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Go see Kirsty to find more lovely spaces!
Friday, February 05, 2010
New test tiles using porcelain as well as stoneware