I couldn’t find…

I couldn’t find…

The other night I couldn’t find a good book to read! So…. instead …. I keep some clay at home for these sort of occasions! I used white stoneware clay and started building one of my favorite shapes with coils, on my dining room table! I used the bottom of a Tupperware...
Clay dress

Clay dress

I made this vase with black clay using the coiling method by joining and shaping just two coils at a time. The only glaze I applied is a Matt Transparent Glaze, in order to make the vase waterproof. The clay’s natural color (when fired) reflects the light and...
One of my favourite glazes

One of my favourite glazes

I enjoyed making this coil pot but wasn’t sure how to decorate/glaze it. As you can see I chose this “black” glaze which has a metallic shimmer. Never forget that some glazes have the tendency to run!  So make sure to leave a generous unglazed border around the bottom...
Twin set of bespoke pots

Twin set of bespoke pots

Today I enjoyed so much completing the second pot of the set. Getting to the top and just having to put “the collar” on is so exciting! Because it’s this last piece that completes the pot – can make or break it aesthetically. Take a look, I started here this...
Something old… or something new?

Something old… or something new?

I’m always learning (or is it relearning?) … The more heavily grogged the clay is the less the shrinkage! That is that size of your piece doesn’t change that much after it has been fired. Some clays can shrink up to 20% after firing!  I often feel cheated when that...