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.
There’s a few hearts and trinket dishes too.
While tidying up I came across some tools that I haven’t had the chance to use, one is for making handles.
I’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.
I made a lidded trinket box, the lid and box are made in one piece.
I’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.
For now pottering is enough. Stay safe and well.