SDC and Dipping in Blue No’16

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’. …

Dipping glazes makes me HAPPY!!

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 …

Glazing agony!

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 …

Small trug mould…. check!

I now have a finished small trug mould drying on my parents’ dining room table… their little dehumidifier is working overtime to dry it out - what a trooper! Once the mould is dry, I'm going to start casting.... I'll have pieces soon!!

I’ve been busy!

Well, it’s been a little while since I blogged last… 59 days exactly… but you’ll be happy to hear that I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been busy drawing, measuring, sawing, sanding, filing, drilling, screwing, going wrong, re-drawing, re-measuring, re-sawing, re-sanding, re-filing, re-drilling, re-screwing, setting, plastering, surforming, scraping, carving aaaaaand polishing away, so I now …