The Design Exchange is approaching fast: March 4th… and building up stock is the main agenda. Yesterday I completed glaze firing number one. Three more to go!!
The following slideshow features the new tableware range and some new jewellery pendents.
Birthday Parties are the go at ClayMotion Studios, and last weekend we had an eight year old party full of fun!! Eleven kids made treasure boxes, gave presents, sang happy birthday, opening presents, painted special messages on a birthday girl bowl, ate yummy cake & took home colouful balloons & special memories … great stuff!!
Personally I love this idea of “parties” because it gets the notion/feel/idea/perspective of art/clay/feel … happening at a young age… which is great!!
For more information about booking your pottery birthday party visit the ClayMotion webiste.
Phew… just spent all weekend making in the studio… I have a stall at the Design Exchange 4th March, which means I need to stock up!! My stall will showcase a new tableware range of condiment dishes and small trays, tapas bowls, coasters and some ceramic jewellery.
If you are in Ballarat on the 4th March be sure to drop by the Mining Exchange in Lydiard St bewteen 10am-4pm… see you there
Now back to work!!
So my son moved out two weekends ago to further his schooling, and supposedly cleaned his room beforehand…. now normally I’d be $%^&# at the job he did…. but I found some marbles forgotten about in corners and under things… & the lightbulb switched on : I think the results have potential…
The marbles are enclosed in wire “cages” I have constructed from copper wire or stainless steel wire. The “cages” are then threaded on leather thong and finished with stainless steel or coppertone clasps.
Sales enquiries WELCOME
Personally, I am luving them
So, regular readers will remember a saggar bonfire firing I did a few weeks ago: finally assembled the jewellery pieces that emerged from that firing today!! AND am very happy with the results
Of course photography is hard, but if you look closely at these pieces, some exhibit a slight “oil slick” finish on the surface which I consider highly prized.
The largest pendent on the right has been detailed with some recycled tin which I use in big corrugated iron sheets to cover my pit firings.
I also assembled some earrings that I fired in my gas kiln last week: the earrings feature a beautiful stoneware dry barium glaze that exhibits a range of tonal variety depending on the glaze thickness. I am also very happy with them.
This jewellery will eventually make it my Etsy store, unless it sells beforehand: sales enquiries via this blog are welcome… as I have previously stated on this blog: I don’t want to have to work in a supermarket, so support artists
Finally have been able to finish glazing the tableware I made last year… but then inured my finger!!
So yesterday I loaded the kiln, lit some incense to the kiln god, turned the kiln on and twelve hours later turned it off.
Then the waiting…
About sixteen hours later I cracked the kiln to take a peek…. looked good, but still too hot to unload.
A few hours later, and the following was unloaded: mostly tableware, and a few jewellery pieces. Happy with the results, and will definately be making more. Hoping this will develop into a bread and butter line: fingers crossed!!
Some of these wares will be added to my Etsy shop over the next week or so… so take a look
So… slowly but surely adding items to the Etsy store… learning about “circles” and “teams” and means of promoting my store and my “goods”… interesting experience!! Fun too…
Since opening the store I have added a few more items… even some for Valentine’s Day (sort of) … some gift cards which feature some of my sculptural environmental artworks, come beautiful pit fired coasters and unique ceramic jewellery…
I know this shameless promotion seems a bit commercial… but I’d rather sell some artwork than say “would you like fries with that”!!