Hello again!

 

Wow it has been a really long time since I have used this blog but I feel it is time to revisit. It is weird looking through the archive of my previous posts and seeing work dating all the way back from college! I have been very busy this last year with my ceramic sculptures, here is an update as to what they look like now (^.^)

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Balanced Spirit

I am having fun making these little spirits and experimenting with clay additions. This little spirit and his stand are made out of recycled porcelain and red earthenware clay.  Continue reading Balanced Spirit

Two Spirits in a Bowl

I am continuing my research into environmentally sustainable ceramics (this is the topic of my dissertation) and looking into how I, as a studio ceramic artist, can make my practise more eco-friendly. These little spirits are made from recycled porcelain a wood ash glaze. The bowl incorporates recycled glass, fired at a low temperature to Continue reading Two Spirits in a Bowl

Spirits with organic matter

I am currently looking into ways that my sculptures can incorporate plants, creating a figure that brings nature into the domestic setting. These little hand painted back-packs are the current solution, although I am thinking I will have to scale up the spirits so they can carry more plants!

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Glass Casting!

I am having a lot of fun making ceramic spirits for my current project and now *get ready for a material swap* I am all prepped to do some lost wax glass casting! When finished, these small glass pieces will hopefully act as accessories to hand-built porcelain ceramic figures.

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Huddles of Spirits

So it is final major time on my degree and I am thinking of display ideas. I am leaning towards groups of spirits as they seem rather sociable creatures and they look too cute huddled together. Below you can see the results of my lost wax glass casting, the little head bowls are made from 100% recycled glass. Continue reading Huddles of Spirits

Hand Painting Porcelain

Currently I am painting and glazing my porcelain figures, experimenting with organic colours and different surface decorating techniques. I am very excited to load them into the kiln and see how they turn out! Continue reading Hand Painting Porcelain