These birds are such bright colours compared to the ones I'm building at the moment!
The new ones are black clay so I can't dye it bright pink or blue like these. I'm focusing more on carving them or adding more material - I'm taking inspiration from poppy flowers, I hope you'll see what I mean when I post them!
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This is my second prototype of a Korean Moon Jar. The second picture is an old folk moon jar from early 1700's. These jars are created by making 2 bowl forms and then attaching them at their rims to create one whole. I left the attachment line to help understand it's came from 2 parts.
Moon Jars are "Considered a masterpiece of Korean art. Unique to Korea, the moon jars were made in the late to mid 17th to mid-18th century and were used for storing rice, soy sauce, alcohol and sometimes displaying flowers. The pure simplicity of the jar has inspired the work of modern artists including British ceramicists Bernard Leach"
We'll be investigating what it means to be "Korean" the next 2 years while I create my installation. Cheers!
Det sista jag drejade i studion i Göteborg var två mjölkkannor. Här är en av dem hemma hos fantastiska @flaxmalmo <3 .
The last thing I made on the pottery wheel in the studio in Gothenburg was two milk jugs. Here is one of them <3
This is the first piece made with fully recycled porcelain that has been reclaimed using my new pugmill.
It is made with 100% reclaim... mostly as a test to see if it would work. I left the clay for a couple of weeks to rest after pugging before using it. It threw surprisingly well, but was a little less plastic than I would like. Also trimming was not as enjoyable as usual - it was not possible to get such a smooth surface. The next batch I make will be a mix of virgin clay and recycled - maybe trying different ratios.
I’d be really interested to hear any advice you have with regards recycling and using a pugmill.
Many thanks in advance.