Saturday, February 27, 2010

Morning fog.

After a hot dry Summer; Finally a cold wet morning

Friday, February 26, 2010

White ash glaze.

The bowl has a sgraffito line under the glaze, which makes the ash glaze crawl. 
The cup has a red iron oxide brush work under the glaze.  
33% of this glaze came from my fire place, and It was totally black before firing.  

The orange line at the bottom of the glaze is fuming from the ash. The body and glaze have been heavily reduced from 900 °C to finish at cone 10.
Inside the vessels is a tenmoku glaze.
I'm off to the kitchen to complete the cup with Caffè latte.

Ash glaze recipe: 33/33/33 eucalyptus (Whipstick Iron Bark) ash/silica/potash feldspar(soda feldspar makes a glossy crazed blue (the green spot in the image above is most likely a fleck of iron oxide).

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Arthur Boyd.

Arthur Boyd Australia 1920-99, lived in England 1959-68 "David and Saul" c. 1952 Murrumbeena, Melbourne earthernware

Friday, February 5, 2010

David and Hermia Boyd.

New ceramics on display at The Ian Potter Centre:
NGV Australia

"David Boyd
born Australia 1924, lived in Europe 1950-55, 1962-75
Hermia Boyd
born Australia 1931, lived in Europe 1950-55, 1962-75

Coffee pot
late 1950s-60s Murrumbeena, Melbourne
Bequest of Collette Redden, 2003

David Boyd developed his skills as a production potter while helping his brother Guy Boyd at the Martin Boyd Pottery, which they set up in 1946. In 1948 David Boyd married Hermia Lloyd-Jones and, for two years in Sydney, the couple produced a range of wares marked "Hermia Ware", between 1950 and 1975, David and Hermia regularly moved between England and France where they established pottery studios. Visits home during these years overseas saw them working at the Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery at Murrumbeena, Melbourne."