Getting a grip on handles and some pottering

For the past month I haven’t felt able to do any ceramic work, however this week I decided  to tidy up the studio . When I got in there I thought it would be a shame not to capture in clay some of the spring plants flowering in my garden. After all I would have to wait ’til next year for them to flower again. So instead of tidying I have just dabbled with the clay each day, no mass production just a few little things each day.

There are tiles with brunnera, perennial forget me not, ransoms, bluebells, sloe blossom and lungwort. I tried primroses and violets but they didn’t print very well.
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There’s a few hearts and trinket dishes too.
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While tidying up I came across some tools that I haven’t had the chance to use, one is for making handles.
UntitledI’m rubbish at pulling a handle. So I decided to throw a couple of mugs and get to grips with handles. These look much better than any handles I’ve made before.
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I made a lidded trinket box, the lid and box are made in one piece.
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UntitledI’ve had an idea playing in my head for a while now but I will save that for another post, I made the ‘canvas’ which I intend to paint on it once fired, more then.
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For now pottering is enough. Stay safe and well.

6 thoughts on “Getting a grip on handles and some pottering

  1. Chatelainecreations

    Oh I always love your flower impressions Jill, I love this last photo that looks lovely. Well done on your handle pulling and lovely little trinket box. Fab pottering, love them all ❤️❤️

    Enjoy more pottering
    🌷Elaine xx

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    1. eganj1 Post author

      Thanks Elaine, I am looking forward to painting on the hanging plaque when it’s fired. It’s always fun trying something different. X

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    1. eganj1 Post author

      That’s my plan if it all goes the way I hope it to. I have been thinking about this for at least 2 years but never seem to find the time to do it.

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  2. Mary Redman

    Wow! You were very productive and made some beautiful pieces. I wish you could transfer some of your ambition to me! 😊

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