Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My first attempt at neriage

Ok. So I made it into my studio. Even though my son was having a pretty upside down day.

Below is my first attempt at neriage. I was very excited and happy with the result. But the proof will be in the drying I guess... Then the bisque... Then the glaze firing.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

After a long absence

Although it seems I haven't been very active. I really have been very busy. I now have a 15 month old baby boy called Jax and we have been having lots of fun together.

What I have found is that even though I am still thinking daily about ceramics, unfortunately it is only thinking. Not much action going on. However, I don't think this is all bad. It means that I am carefully thinking about my process and technique to suit the time I have available at the moment.

I am very lucky that my sister Jo is going to come over and help with Jax whole I get back into making her a dinner set.

The technique I am venturing into is neriage. I understand that this process can have lots of cracking but I think I will give it a go. I have stained clays I made pre-Jax they are all the same clay so this should reduce the chances of cracking. I can't wait to get started!

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