Sunday, January 2, 2011

The first stage

Here are 25 photos of what I have been working on for the last two years, I have 4 stores where I have things for sale on commision,  the Tom Thompson Art Gallery Gift Shop in Owen Sound,  Ann Wylie-Toal's Spirit Space in Flesherton.,The Cheese Gallery in Thornbury, and Kemble Mountain Roastery Coffee Shop in Port Elgin.  I have participated in craft sales and studio tours. I hope to have some more home studio sales through the year.  As soon as I figure out how to post the links, I will. 
  I have found the Clayart forum to be a wealth of assistance getting answers to questions, and reading answers from others questions I didn't know enough to ask.  Also the creative and diverse forces that participate are inspirational.
  There is still much work to be done, but you don't get better without doing.

another view

These are very fun to make but I doubt their sale-ability, but I plan on having more fun with these.

still using mostly slab constuction


another figure

Some figures I am working on

collage platter

Collage platter

slab thrown platter

So I haven't figured out how to turn these, this is a collage style with lace and stamps I have carved.
this has the micheal bailey Jun glaze with .01% cobalt, with a little dark blue painted on the edge.

different patterns

I love this faux shino with the black slip.

large server

My Grandmathers pillowcase trim

tri footed mugs

A beautiful hand made lace blouse insert, repeated.

Lacey Teapot

I most often finish slab built mugs and pots on the wheel where I can alter them.  An Inspiration from Bonnie Staffel.

Lace and roulettes

I have fallen in love with lace, and use it in a lot of my slab built ware.  some are commercial and some are hand made, they all represent how women through the ages would find the time to decorate their homes and clothing with these delicate little wisps they made from threads.

More mag. blue

these have an overdip of a translucent blue by Marcia Selsor that I downloaded from ceramics daily

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Magnesium crystaline

this is a glaze from Micheal Baileys book for cone 6, the 2nd recipe for magnesium crystaline with .75 cobalt,  crystals form where the pots are closest to the elements.  I give it a 10 minute hold.  This is still all guess work, and flying by the seat of my pants.


more stamps

I carved plaid patterns onto stamps that are bisqued,  The glaze is MC6 high calcium base with 5% copper,the over dip is the MC6 zinc seagreen


Using stamps and roulettes, some as applique, I don't think it is really sprigging.

slab built

extra large slab built mugs 6 1/2 inches high