Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Bisque White

The pieces fired at 950C and come out of the kiln pure white and very very chalky. The porcelain is still very brittle. If you imagine the consistency of Edinburgh Rock, you are pretty much there!
I coat the insides of the vessels with a clear stoneware, food safe glaze and work with powdered cobalt oxide to bring out some of the patterns.
Kiln is currently packed and on, here's hoping the I see the precariously placed cone when the time comes!

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

It's Huge!

New promo material came in the post today, amazing turnaround as this was ordered at 8am yesterday morning!

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Monday, 27 June 2011

iPhone blog post

Testing new mobile blogging app for funcy phone

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Preparations in Earnest

Well, I've started (albeit a little late) for the Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival next weekend (2nd and 3rd July)

The Affa Fine Quines Aubin Stewart (Aubeebop Jewellery), Gabrielle Reith-Thompson (Small Stories) and I will be in the craft tent, selling our wares.
the theme for this years festival is 'activity' so we have a little interactive activity planned - we have each designed postcard for you guys to colour in and post your "Postcard from Portsoy"

I have been taking photos with my funcy new phone, so apologies for the shaky, grainy shots - to be honest, I couldn't be bothered setting up the tripod today!

I have decided to make a large amount of Doric Delft for the event, and take the opportunity to fire my kiln to stoneware temperatures - scary.

Cleaning all my brushes and tools vigorously took ages - but better to be safe than sorry as the last thing you want is contaminated porcelain - even a bit of rust is Red Iron Oxide which leaves nasty brown spots on your lovely pristine porcelain.

Heelster Gowdie and Cullen Skink - Moray coasty

the beginnings of some earrings

Cat getting in the way...

New to the doric Delft range.

yerdid - I have fond memories of this word

another layer - and the kiln is full!