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.ย  Continue reading Balanced Spirit

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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

Glass and Ceramic Pendant

As part of my research into both environmentally sustainable craft and martial associations, I created this test ceramic pendant. The pendant is made from reclaimed porcelain, recycled glass and crushed ceramic waste. The piece was only fired once in an attempt to consume as little energy as possible during this stage of construction.

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Even More Glaze Tests!

The final set of porcelain glaze tests for my current project: including my matt white glaze, runny pearl glaze, glass frit tests and some ceramic waste tests. Overall I am very pleased with the outcomes. My next task is to design the necklace body and think about how I am going to build the final form for the upcoming Create to Commemorate Exhibition with The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.ย  Continue reading Even More Glaze Tests!