Thursday, October 4, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Since moving to St.just almost two years ago I have been working towards establishing my own kiln. Luckily I have been able to fire with Michel and use his kilns over these past two years and I am grateful for his support during these times. I am happy now I can fire at home and experiement withmy own box of flames. I am happy with he first firing although the kiln was so damp the first few hours of the firing produced much steam which was worrying, also the firing was stalled later and it took 15 and a half hours to fire due to different factors. on unpacking the kiln I found the problem in the exit flue, the brick work I made had collapsed on one side producing too much flue to the back of the chamber, I had to build it with soft brick but will repair it with Firebrick or kin shelf.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
I feel the end of all life
I give a bow to fragility.
I see the stars in the night time
I hear the moon speak to me
I live between Infinitys
I give a bow to fragility.
Stare like zombies into nothingness
I sense more life from a corpse
To me all life is mysterious
I live for life, I give a bow to fragility.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Spring is the opportunity to review what is necessary after winter, a cleansing period from the death of winter, a time for newness and change.
As humans we place such pride and emphasis on our possessions and objects, sometimes for a long time after they are useful or positive for us. I would know because I am a hoarder and a potter, continually producing objects set in stone. I will be smashing some for my spring clean...Ahh.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Molochite porcelain teacups with celadon glaze interior
Shino glaze teapot
Hannah is a unique crafts woman with a great understanding of the beauty of nature , art and life. Her recent pottery works are made in response to learning more about brewing and drinking chinese tea. Hannah's pottery is all made by handbuilding and not on a potters wheel, making the work quite animated and otherwordly. There is a lot of magic captured in the fired clay which is often left raw on the outside. The clay reveals the making process, and this is no walk in the park, patience is a virtue and each of Hannah's pots are made with so much care. Hannah uses three main clays of porcelain, stoneware and blackclay which are fired to 1280 degrees centigrade in a gas kiln. I hope you enjoy the photos.......and there will be more where these came from.......
Friday, February 17, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
January started with a firing and a trip to London with Michel to do a show in Mayfair, It was a very quick turnover, I havent processed the images yet, but will this weekend.
I had a great day in the studio, sold a few pots today and Steven started filming some short passages for his project. The pottery will be captured in time.....
I have startd production of the Eden project commission, I slipped the first 150 today and they are starting to dry. I have an electric wheel now which is quite a revolution for Boscean pottery, Its really helping to allow a steady production rate.
I have been drinking wild Bansha and green mulberry pakchong thailand tea from postcard teas, both very warming and comforting for this hail driven wind rattled moon slither of a day.