WOYWW – clay stamps and more of my ceramics learning curve.

Hi all, it’s Wednesday again so it’s WOYWW with Stamping Ground. I do enjoy my Wednesday blog hop.

I fired the clay stamps I made last week and I’m quickly testing them out so I can show you. I thought my little hand carved hogweed one wouldn’t be much of a success but I actually like that one the best, the stylized flower worked well too, I have a plan for this one. I wish I’d left a bigger base on them so there’s more to play with when cutting out the clay, but I think on a curved surface it won’t be such a problem. I shall have to make some more of these.
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This is how my table looks today, I’m glazing beads. The big jug was made when I was living in Yorkshire, so it has become known as the ‘Yorkshire Jug’, it does have a rose emblem on it. It didn’t glaze very well so I’m adding some more glazes ( mixed layers of different colours) and refiring, there’s nothing much to lose. I love experimenting, you learn so much.

P1290357I have been listening to Chad Dickerson on Youtube while glazing my beads, that’s why my tablet is there.

The 2 pillow vases at the back are the ones where the glaze fell off when I tried to fire them, I’ve scraped off the flaking glaze and fired what was left on them, they need to be done again, I think I might just coat with a brush on glaze and forget about dipping for now.

The little lace pot and vases look great with their glazed inside and bisque outside however I got some glaze on one so I’m having to glaze the outside, not worry I love cobalt blue.

I got some stain on the ring dishes, now they need a clear glaze.

I fired one of the little birds with stains on to colour it, but it warped as it wasn’t lying flat on the shelf, but I do have a plan for the other birds. More next week!

I love my ‘play time’ , In fact I cherish my time learning new stuff, but I’ve had less time to play. Maybe there will be more of a balance this year.

And finally I eventually got the succulent planter glazed, scroll down to the last post if you want to read more about that.

Enjoy your day.

 

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10 Responses to WOYWW – clay stamps and more of my ceramics learning curve.

  1. The stamps turned out really well didn’t they! I look forward to seeing more. xx

  2. I also think play time is valuable for exploring new ideas and sometimes whist trying to fix a ‘mistake’ you find something new. I have looked at your beads on flickr and they are lovely. Have a productive week x Jackie 22

  3. Julia says:

    Oh they are a decent size..I thought they were minute from your first picture. This clay and firing lark is a right old learning curve isn’t it. I love the Yorkshire jug btw.

  4. LLJ says:

    You really do make some beautiful things! I love the shape of your Yorkshire jug, so pleasing, and that hogweed stamp works really well!
    Hugs, LLJ 17 xx

  5. Diana Taylor says:

    Your desk looks so interesting! I love the stamps you made from last week, they are looking lovely and the jug is gorgeous – what a fabulous shape. Have a great week, and thanks so much for the visit earlier.
    Diana #23

  6. Sharon K says:

    It’s always fun to visit your blog and see what you’ve been up to with clay. I see some beautiful pieces in the background.

    Sharon K #45

  7. Sandy Leigh says:

    Wow, I didn’t know you could make stamps with clay – so cute! I love YouTube while I’m crafting. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #44

  8. Vicky says:

    so many things going on, have fun.

  9. okienurse says:

    great looking desk. I loved to work with clay and ceramics but as I have aged the arthritis won’t allow me to do so any longer. Love the stamps! I am a little late getting around but I made it! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week. Vickie #71

  10. Bubbles says:

    Such a lot to look at – and I am totally in love with your ‘Yorkshire Vase’ – it is so beautiful. I love the little bird stamp – wren, or robin? You’r so clever – your work is stunning.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday 🙂
    Bubbles #33

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