|rounded wheel thrown forms (on which I'm experimenting with embossed textures around the foot) and a fat pigeon that emerged when playing with some raku clay as 'homework' for my Form and Surface class|
Another thing that's been really helpful in hindsight was the few days away in the bush with my family last school hols. I thought quite a lot about my clay practice while away and it helped me to remember the qualities of vessels that I love. There was a marked change in my cup-type forms when I got back on the wheel.
|embossed patterns from an improvised 'relief plate'|
|experiments with glaze resist|
All this experimentation is awaiting firing, so no results to share here yet. But I do have a few carved pinch pots to share with you. The designs are based on fern species found in Tasmania and Victoria.
|comb fern and coral fern pots|
|fork fern pot detail (with coral fern pot in the background)|