The last saggar firing of the term

Ceramics is unpredictable. You can never be sure of the result, even if you repeat a process there are so many variables, particularly when using a saggar in the gas kiln.  So it was bound to happen! There was a

The last saggar firing of the term

Ceramics is unpredictable. You can never be sure of the result, even if you repeat a process there are so many variables, particularly when using a saggar in the gas kiln.  So it was bound to happen! There was a

Smoke Firing

As I don’t have access to a wood firing kiln or even enough room in my tiny back garden to dig a hole for pit firing I have had to work with the space I have. The solution a small

Smoke Firing

As I don’t have access to a wood firing kiln or even enough room in my tiny back garden to dig a hole for pit firing I have had to work with the space I have. The solution a small

An unexpected result

My latest saggar firing had an unexpected result. The kiln shelf split during the firing so the atmosphere wasn’t contained. This affected the results. However, the results are quite interesting, the increased oxygen supply or the extra flow of heat

An unexpected result

My latest saggar firing had an unexpected result. The kiln shelf split during the firing so the atmosphere wasn’t contained. This affected the results. However, the results are quite interesting, the increased oxygen supply or the extra flow of heat

Bowled over by bowls

I have always been fascinated by the simplicity of a bowl. over the years I have had many and have my favorite for soup, a different one I like for cereal, ice cream is straight out of the tub but

Bowled over by bowls

I have always been fascinated by the simplicity of a bowl. over the years I have had many and have my favorite for soup, a different one I like for cereal, ice cream is straight out of the tub but

Spiderweb

No matter what I do my garden is filled with spider webs and I can only assume the spiders are not far away! I don’t like them in the house but so long as they don’t make their webs across

Spiderweb

No matter what I do my garden is filled with spider webs and I can only assume the spiders are not far away! I don’t like them in the house but so long as they don’t make their webs across

Working with the light

One of the appealing things about porcelain is the translucent quality. These are my first attempts at exploring this potential. I will return to this quality once I have decided on the form and surface texture.

Working with the light

One of the appealing things about porcelain is the translucent quality. These are my first attempts at exploring this potential. I will return to this quality once I have decided on the form and surface texture.

Oxide Leaves

I have been continuing my experiments with oxides and wanted to see how I could add the leaf shapes to my forms. I began by painting some leaves with oxide then allowed them to dry. The dry leaf was then

Oxide Leaves

I have been continuing my experiments with oxides and wanted to see how I could add the leaf shapes to my forms. I began by painting some leaves with oxide then allowed them to dry. The dry leaf was then