Saturday, March 16, 2013

Striped bowls

Its happy days this weeks as I have finished  my first round of stripped plates and bowls. This is a dinner set for my sister.

The one lesson learnt this time was that my clear glaze is applied a little think. Mental note for next time is thin down my glaze just a bit!

This one below is stenciled stained clay with white slip. Its something I did at TAFE ages ago and thought I would reinvent it a little.

Another attempt at some stencilling with a different pattern

Off the pottery topic I am very sad to hear that Google will no longer be offering Google Reader. I am going to miss such an easy way to keep on top of all of your blogs. Does anyone else feel the same way? What do you use to keep track of your bloggy mates?
How does the Mud Colony crew feel about this??
Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Pendants for sale

After an affair with mid-fired clay which ended badly I have gone back to porcelain. The last goodies out of the kiln included some ceramic pendants which are now for sale.

$10 excluding postage - I will get a quote for postage and just charge the postage cost. If you want I can put it on a leather chain also.

So if you are looking for some presents on this raining weekend look no further!!

Contact me on if you are interested

Ceramic Pendants Photo 1

Ceramic Pendants Photo 2

Ceramic Pendants Photo 3

Thanks to Feeling Inspired located on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. A great store with loads of beads and jewellery making stuff.

Now for Mud Colony mates. This week, apart from completing the above, was a big week. I was able to spend a considerable amount of time in the studio to clean it up and get it working better.

Projects on the go at the moment include working on some lamp prototypes. Unfortunately I didn't have much success.

They started like this

and ended like this

so next week I try again.

I have also being working on are staining clay and then stenciling it. I did this a while ago and thought I would give it another go. Check the bowls out one my website. However these bowls are pocelain and the previous bowls were mid fired terracotta.

I am after somewhere that makes stencils. Has anyone does this kind of stuff before? If so let me know.

And that is about all from me. Have fun in the mud!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ceramics pendants

The first goodies out of the kiln for this year are some ceramic pendants. However I am having a little trouble working out which way to hang them in terms of bails etc...

Are there any suggestions from Mud Colony followers??

That's is all for this week. Hope you all had a successful week in your studios!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad