Thursday, 23 May 2013

A new commission

Relaxing after a busy at at HIVE. I've been asked to make several chalice and pattern sets for Christ Church, Windhill. I'm a bit stiff after working at the wheel for the day and debating whether to have a hot bath first, or a cold beer. 

Work in progress - some patterns (saucers) towards the front and component parts for the chalices at the back.  The chalices are made in two parts, bowl and foot which are then joined together. Meanwhile I have made some sample glazes which are being fired on test tiles,  I have to be patient as they will not be out of the kiln until early next week when I will select which glaze to use.


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Some new Ceramicals

I have at last  finished my latest group of Ceramical Scouts, I've been experimenting with another traditional technique, Maiolica , which has given them a very different look and attitude.


Also finished are the boxes inspired by the Antikythera Mechanism .


 I've been offered a wonderful commission, to produce a number of chalice and pattern sets for a local ministry. I'm very much looking forward to starting to work on them as I'll be following my favourite traditional techniques and creating classic and contemporary pieces. Strictly no gears or gizmos!

Saturday, 4 May 2013


Is been a while since I posted my last blog, so I sat a while in the sun reviewing all that I had been doing over the past months and was mystified by a delicate whirring, clinking and tinkling. Closer investigation revealed wonderful mechanical insects. 

I have a box of almost finished ceramicals, so will turn my atention to them whilst I ponder my new insectical friends.