.... 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…
Yesterday, The Society of Designer Craftsmen (SDC) opened its doors to its annual show ‘Designer Crafts at the Mall’, at the Mall Galleries in London - see the exhibitions page on their website: http://www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk/exhibitions.html. On Tuesday I went over to the Mall Galleries for a few hours to help set up the ‘Shop within the Show’. … Continue reading SDC and Dipping in Blue No’16
Happy New Year!!! I hope you all had a lovely festive break! Over the Christmas holidays, I ventured into my studio and tried dipping my work in glaze, rather than spraying it, for the very first time! I decided to try this first with clear glaze, as I find it very forgiving and wanted to … Continue reading Dipping glazes makes me HAPPY!!
Just a super speedy update: Over this Christmas holiday I'll be glazing some baby trugs and some small coloured slip tests with a clear glaze. "What's so special about that?", I hear you cry! Well, this this the first time EVER that I'll be 'dipping' my tricky trug shape in the glaze, instead of spraying … Continue reading Dipping glazes and slip experiments coming soon….
Good news: I am still working hard in my studio, casting, firing and glazing and I have spent the last few months honing the colour of my glaze so it is juuuust right. I now have a fixed recipe and can achieve the beautiful slate-blue colour that I love. Bad news: The glaze just won't settle … Continue reading Glazing agony!