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The last few weeks have seen the return to making, to throwing and turning a few hundred pots by now. I’ll definitely have enough mugs and bowls for you all come the first shop update that’s for sure.
I’ve got used to the new wheel and I’m in love with how silent it is after years using wheels that whir and rattle or even sound like a small aircraft. It feels like I never had a year long break from throwing and it honestly feels rather strange having all this time to make my very own pots, of course together alongside all the other little studio tasks. Instead of making only thirty mugs I can make two-hundred, twenty bowls becomes eighty and I can feel my hands getting used to it again. I find my hands suddenly take on a position or grip a tool in a certain way that just feels right after working for a while with something feeling off.
Either way, I’m sure by all the stories and posts of pots in progress you can tell I’m enjoying it. It feels so good to be actively making again and to be creating content that links together with what I’m actually currently doing. It’ll still be some time before any firing happens, (no kilns yet), but I’m thoroughly liking stocking up for when they arrive.
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The process of Naked Raku is really long. Normally for this type of technique I am using stoneware clay with small quantities of grogs, so I can smooth really well the surface.
When the piece is completely dry, I add 3 coat of TS (terra Sigillata) to get a nice and shine surface. After the bisque firing I add the resistance slip and Raku glaze outside and a green/turquoise Raku glaze inside. I firing in a Raku kiln at 940 degrees.
I remove the pieces from the Raku kiln and move in bin with sawdust to get smoked. I am leaving the piece in the bin for 30/40min. When the piece is cold I remove with a knife the glaze. I am using a wax to get the best results at the end of the process.
I hope you will enjoy this video!! 💪🏻🔥
Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to come back to you soon as possible!! 💚💚 Watch until the end to see the final result!!! 🔥🔥🔥
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Ikke alt som glittrer er gull, noen ganger er det vår sjokolade 😉 Melkesjokolade med salt lakris karamell 🍫
Not all that glitters is gold, sometimes it's our chocolate 😉 Milk chocolate with salt liquorice caramel 🍫
It was time we met! A lovely gathering of creatives this morning, brought together by @flockandfind - follow (Alice) to find out more about the awesome courses she's got in the pipeline, taught by some inspiring local talent!
White wedding. A handmade crochet net dress.
Very soft yarn with a silky gloss (100g=220m)
I used a crochet technique where each row is crocheted twice. First a row with chain stitches and then the same row back with single solid meshes around the chain stitches. This creates a very strong and heavy, sleek looking net pattern. This dress is overlong. Photography @claudiagrassl Styling and set @mojaidejastyling beauty @merlegerhardy hair and makeup @philipplawrenz
Garage views of our most recent epic commission for @duluthvineyard, •awe & wonder•
Our new puppy, Albert, was such a great helper! 🐶😍
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Can't imagine a whiskey cup without polka dots. 😁
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Dark green pots with bright iron clad rims and hues that deepen as the glaze pools towards the lower parts of the vessels. I’ve always liked this glaze as it tends to be the one that interacts the most with the clay beneath it and I can’t wait to fire hundreds more pots with it in my new studio.
I’ve only made a portion of what’s shown here—I’ve wanted to build up stocks of the most basic shapes, mugs and bowls especially, so there’s enough for my first online shop update. Hopefully there’ll be dozens of each available, rather than just a small handful. Soon I’ll start making smaller groups of lined vessels, teapots, larger vases and new shapes. I’ve got pages of sketches of pots, some rough, some more developed and once I’ve thrown a core base of work I’ll move onto these and sharing it with you, if they’re any good.
I’ve always been a potter who likes to develop ideas and shapes. It’s why I throw the same things over and over again until I hit upon something I really like. I’ve definitely wanted to pursue finer work, thinner vessels and glazes and once kilns arrive and I begin the glaze testing I have planned.