29 September 2013 We love this Owl Pot that our new student Julie A has created using the pinch pot and coiling techniques.
This week Tracy will be working on an owl theme with the students who want to explore decorative processes with motifs, sprigs and stamps.
Fabulous Frida Flower Face
14 July 2013 Our pottery student Caren has created a wonderful face plaque inspired by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Frida has striking features and is often depicted in her self-portraits with flowers in her hair. I think this piece is a lovely tribute to an exceptional artist.
Tongs and Dustbin Lids at the Ready!
11 July 2013 Students Paul and Erick assist Maggie with the end of term Pottery Raku Class. Love the super-hero poses, but it does take a little a lot of hard work to make this session a success. Well done to all the student helpers and we hope you have managed to get the lovely burnt kipper smell out of your clothes.
Glorious Golden Gods and Goblets
11 July 2013 The end of term summer Raku classes produced some fabulous bronze and golden work. The Raku firing process creates a stunning range of colours, that are created when you rapid fire the pottery and then remove it form the kiln when it becomes white hot, into a metal bin full of sawdust.
Shine A Little Light
8 June 2013 Love this house lamp that our student Julie built in the pottery class. She is also working on a stained class course and used her new skills to incorporate some windows into the piece, together with a felt roof from yet another class. She is a busy bee. Thank you for bringing in your fabulous creation Julie, is it a tricky business moving houses!
The House That Jean Built
2 June 2013 Forget about the house that Jack built, because our new student Jean has created a lovely one of her very own. Jean used the slab building technique to create the panels for the piece and carved and modelled the details, then dipped and painted on the stoneware glazes oncethe design had been bisque fired.
Wood Block Wonders
21 May 2013 A few months ago Tracy visited Alison Read's Open Studio and as well as purchasing some great animal prints, she also brought some antique wood blocks, to experiment with printing into clay. A great opportunity presente d itself yesterday, when Tracy worked with a private student who wanted to create a house sign and the delicate flower block print worked wonders on the design.
Back To Nature
19 March 2013 “Back to Nature” is the theme for our pottery class students and Anna has created a fantastic Gargoyle Head wall piece in sculpture clay and red iron oxide, which shows the details of her shell, fossil and starfish sprig patterns.