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Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Superstar photographer Phil Kneen spent a morning with me in the studio on Tuesday. He captured some beautiful shots - I'm stoked.
See a few more photos over on Phil's blog and stay tuned for a few more here!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Moghrey mie (pronounced 'morra my') is Manx Gaelic for good morning. I learn a little Manx in primary and secondary school, then promptly fell in love with French instead. I suspect that was mainly because I wanted to go to Paris!
There's a steady resurgence of support for this once-native language and I'm rather enjoying adding a little Manx cheer to my pots.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ah full days in the studio, glorious! On wednesday morning I threw a heap of ramekins to distract me from the cooling kiln...!
That's 22 ramekins plus 3 little test pourers in under 4 hours. That amount of throwing used to take a whole day for me to complete and that would be pushing it. I have no idea how I've improved my speed without practicing for 9 months...?!
Christmastime never felt quite right in Australia. 30C heat with traditional carols? Weird.
November already feels festive. The nights are cold and crisp and clear, the leaves have nearly all fallen from the trees and fairy lights are slowly beginning to appear. I'm actually looking forward to the Christmas season. I've even made a few cups and ramekins to share some seasonal cheer: Nollick Ghennal.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
This is my first kiln. I've been using electric kilns for 10 years, but I've never owned one before. It's a whole new awesome and terrifyingly responsible experience.
Between you and me, my Mum helped me out with a loan to buy my equipment before I got my government grant, so it seems only fitting that I have christened my kiln 'Eileen', after Mum!
[Let's go to Mud Colony, shall we?]