Though Autumn in Australia, it is getting Wintry on certain days here in Dunnstown at the base of Mt Warrenheip (who would have thought it was under bushfire siege two months ago!).
So as the weather gets colder the inspiration to visit the studio tends to decrease.
Today, however, I was firing the kiln, so the studio managed to retain a degree of civil temperature so I decided to go play!
I have been tossing a few different ideas around in my head of late about trying some different techniques and designs. Historically I have always thrown my work, even the sculptural pieces. However, after my finger cutting off experience I started exploring more handbuilding techniques, and discovered I quite liked the rhythm and feel of handbuilding. So of late, I have been thinking alot about both types of techniques and had a play with some new ideas for both today. I am quite happy with the preliminary results, and am enthused to keep developing todays efforts.
How enthused I will remain as winter pummels in, I’m not sure!
So here are todays results :-)
For those of you who know I make jewellery which I sell in my Etsy store, I could not resist making a few jewellery bits from some of the offcuts, which I think I will make into a tribal style necklace, and perhaps matching earrings, due to the rough edges of the pieces…
Anyway, I enjoyed my afternoon in the studio…. hope you have too :-)