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 … Continue reading Throwing Practice… Practice Practice Practice!
I love it!!
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.
Close up! New experiments... coiling, building, forming, scratching.... TEXTURE!
As I was working such long hours through November and December, making new models and moulds for my work that was shown in January, I didn't get a chance to write about the processes involved. Now I have a bit of time, I have compiled the photographs to show how I created my plaster models from scratch. … Continue reading Bottles – The Modelling Process
I am falling in love with clay again. Technically, I didn't ever fall out of love with it, but I have a renewed enthusiasm for working with the material directly; actually forming it with my hands. As a result, I have popped the casting slip to one side for a while and I'm working with plastic … Continue reading Coiling clay keeps Kayley content!
2015 is going to be an exquisite year of creativity! I have started the year with showing my new work in the Designer Crafts exhibition at the Mall Galleries (see photo above). The show is open until 4pm on Saturday 17th and contains work from over 200 makers - if you can get to see … Continue reading EXHIBITION! See my new work at the Mall Galleries!
My poor site hasn't received much attention from me in recent months but it's all for a good reason... I have moved to a studio in Londontown! I am now very happy to say that I have a studio at the Islington Arts Factory! I love being (relatively) close to where I work - 10 … Continue reading New work on its way!
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...
.... are slightly disappointing! As the picture shows, the glaze has not settled well. Even though I don't hate the results (it would be nice if it could be controlled and incorporated into the design of a piece), it's not the finish I want for my trugs. I do love the colour though, so all … Continue reading Dipped No’16 – The Results…