Throwing Practice… Practice Practice Practice!

I have been practising my throwing all weekend and now my arms ache! Ha!I'm trying to teach myself to throw bigger work, but in order to do that I'm having to learn how to spiral wedge. This method of kneading the clay to get the air out allows you to wedge much bigger lumps of …

Old skills, new skills…

I've been in my studio honing my throwing skills. Architectural forms have always been an inspiration for me, so I've started with straight-sided cylindrical forms in grogged stoneware. I really like the rough surfaces offset against the straight lines.

Texture!

Close up! New experiments... coiling, building, forming, scratching.... TEXTURE!

Royally enjoying a side project …

I am currently working on a little side project, making some favours for a very good friend's wedding. I picked up a new bit of bling at her hen party yesterday and felt like wearing it in the workshop today Here I am, cutting a template for a 'cookie cutter' to use with clay...