A quick update on what I've been up to in the studio.
I continue to let my fascination with tree-branch patterns guide some of my surface explorations. How to get the feeling of looking at sky through branches onto the vessel surface?
|Large coil-built bowls with brush drawings. These ones are currently on consignment at Northern Thread in High St Thornbury.|
|Mugs with sgraffito line-drawings of branches (direct observational drawings of the tree outside the studio window!). Again, these are at Northern Thread in Thornbury.|
I've also been doing some experimentation with darker clay bodies and blends, with mixed success. Small wheel thrown or pinched bowls have been my test pieces.
|Dark stoneware blend... I'm loving the way this glaze breaks on the rim of these bowls.|
|Dark stoneware (unblended) with some white engobe brushed on before first firing. Couldn't resist the autumnal fruit as photo shoot accessory!|
And I continue to make these 'stick window' beakers, which I enjoy.
|Beakers with oxide inlay.|
|taking stock of what's coming to market... loving the autumn sunshine!|