Friday, June 29, 2012

travel treasures: peacock blue.

A rare small blue feather from a peacock in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC.



Thursday, June 28, 2012

cylindrical.

I'm tentatively beginning some new work for various exhibitions later on this year. As my throwing confidence grows, I'm trying to push myself to produce larger and trickier forms. Cylinders can be pesky; keeping the walls straight, pulling enough clay up from the base, maintaining an even wall thickness. It's a good challenge, and I like it. 








Wednesday, June 27, 2012

3 days.

Monday: throwing.

Tuesday: painting.

Wednesday: sketchbook time.





Thursday = Mud Colony! Thanks Adriana!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

rainbow glaze

I took these photos week ago and this post has been sitting here as a draft since! This is my first run of multicoloured bowls - rainbow colours make me happy.

The red still isn't perfect but it's still rather good. Maybe a thinner application might improve the coverage.
Unfortunately any drips of clear glaze over the top go milky...
The orange is still beautiful and glorious!
The green seems a little unstable with uneven colour coverage, but I do love the colour.
Also it does this:
I don't know what that is - must ask questions around the Potters' Association.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

progress

It feels like an age since I painted feathers! The 'tall' vases seem to be progressing nicely...



The Studio is developing too - more inspiration pinned on the walls and a new set of shelves to keep me tidy!


(have I mentioned how downright giddily excited I am about my new studio?!?!)

Thursday = Mud Colony! Thanks Adriana!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Studio

I have some wonderful people in my life. One wonderful person in particular has agreed to allow me to use a storage space over a warehouse in Mermaid Beach as my very own studio.
(please excuse the messy photos, I'm still settling in!)






[dodgy panoramic shot, but you get the idea!]

I'm excited for the new challenges; mostly becoming more disciplined!