Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vorto bowl/plate/platter/vessel.

378mm base 107mm high

Sometimes I get tired of making a particular vessel. And they can get left on the shelf for ever.
This large vessel was the last of a range I called "Vorto" derived from vortex. This was the largest one I made, and it may well be the reason I ran out of interest. It takes so much energy to make, not to mention the amount of porcelain it consumes. It stayed bisqued but unglazed on my studio shelf for nearly two years. Then last week I suddenly noticed it and though, I should finish that one.
So here it is. And sitting pretty on my ever growing collection of bricks.

About the bricks.
I make these bricks and use them to fill empty spaces in the kiln. I'm becoming obsessive about making sure I have a tightly packed kiln. I should make some longer ones. Maybe one day I'll have enough to build a bigger studio.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Slowing down for Summer holidays.

100mm high x 185mm wide

As the warm weather finally arrives, I feel a changing in mood towards holidays and Christmas. I'm looking forward to gardening and the making of bowls at an "all the time in the word" pace.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tea and biscuits.

Must admit the biscuits (made from fireclay) are a little dry.

This tea bowl has a rolled rim (inspired by Simon Leach).
The circles are from where I've held it when dipping it in glaze, and Just under the roll of the rim I've brushed on a slip.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Studio, window view.

One Tree Hill Regional Park, Bendigo
This is the view at the moment from the studio. Some of the Pigface flowers are so vibrant, they seem to shimmer.