July 22, 2014
Spent all day yesterday in my workshop trying to catchup with everything. It’s all going according to plan (I think) I’m still a little behind so some late hours are called for!!!!!!
It’s been quite cold down here in the South-West so this morning we had a little bit of sun so I put two pieces out to dry. Wellllll. !!!! The dog ate the feathers off the top of the sculpture!!!! Did he get a talking to… So I had to take it back inside and reconstruct the piece and it actually looks ok so I’m not to fazed about that and then he found the only sunny spot and took advantage of the little bit of sun. What a dogs life it is heh!!!
I’m embarrassed to show you the photo of my workshop but I have to because it might make me CLEAN IT UP!!!
July 17, 2014
glaze, kiln, Porcelain
Finally did a glaze firing last Sunday, it seems to be taking me forever to do anything at the moment, its cold and I dont want to go outside, BUT….. the firing was successful (thank god!!!) so I got all my pieces glazed and fired and ready to assemble. Im finishing this all off on Saturday and then I have a bisque firing to do that day as well. So busy, busy….
July 3, 2014
The weather at the moment is very very cold, if you havnt got the fire going you wouldnt be able to bend your fingers!!! I know I know it s not like we have snow and below zero temperatures but for us South-Westers its COLD. My workshop is to cold to go into early so I have to wait till midmorning and then my hands are to cold to work the clay. But I’m taking this opportunity to get other jobs done.
June 30, 2014
glaze, resin, shells
Once again its the end of the month and time is running short for the two exhibitions in August. But I have been busy busy busy. I’m about half way through both lots of work. I still have the little boat people to make and some extra sails for the masts and a couple of sailors. But the biggest problem is everything needs to be glazed which I hate but I need a good two days to get this done and then another week for assembly.
The photo above is showing only two sailing vessels with their masts but no sails. I have just poured the resin and shells into the boats and now are leaving them to dry, which in this weather takes at least 48 hours, its been very cold as we have had little rain but lots of low temperatures. As you can see my friend “masking tape” is holding everything together until it drys, what would I do without her!!!!
June 24, 2014
coral & shells, Porcelain, shipwreck
I have the kiln nearly loaded, just waiting for the last pieces to dry properly. The weather has been so cold that its taking ages to dry pieces out. I could put them next to the fire but I’m worried the dogs will knock them over in there rush to get prime position in front of the fire!!! I will have to take a photo of the devils to show you that no-one else even gets close to the heat. The photo with the rolling pin is a shipwreck waiting to happen!! The wshed up coral is absolutely beautiful and completely natural the way you see it. I’m thinking the boat can be caught in the middle of the two coral pieces and it would look exactly like a shipwreck. The pattern on the outside of the vessel is slightly nordic, which in this photo you cant see, but I have some great litle pieces to add to it, just needs to be fired.