Finally I have found the time to list some new stock in my Etsy shop.
There’s more to follow but I have made a start listing raku pieces. Click on the images to go to my shop.
Lots of raku leaves listed in various sizes.
The shoal of small fish are back in stock, as are the mackerel. The fat fish will be coming soon but I need to fire them still.
I made some abstract art tiles, these have a hanger on the back, a lot have sold already. I will be making more of these, I have always loved painting abstracts, they make me feel I’ve injected some energy into my work. Also I have a plan for this year to make art tiles using various decorative techniques in order to push my boundaries.
There are raku wall clocks to follow, and some butterflies, they need to be fired.
I have some stoneware and porcelain pieces to follow, as well as lots and lots of jewellery components sitting here waiting to be glazed. All I need is more hours in my day and some warm dry weather.
When we moved into this house I decided that I didn’t want anything near the windows that would distract from the view so I went for plain walls and simple blinds.
But for some time I’ve wanted to make something to hang in the corner that would add interest but not overwhelm. I wanted to connect the outside and the inside in some way.
So while I had the raku kiln out I made ‘Falling Leaves’ wall art. These are made with the heavily grogged clay , I used some brushed on as slip to roughen up the surface. This has worked really well adding texture to the leaves once glazed.
Some of the leaves have amazing colour.
The beauty of raku is you are never quite in control, I’m sure I didn’t use these colour glazes.
I thought this leaf was less interesting so I gave it some faux water droplets.
Here’s how they look all together, I’m really pleased with them.
Spacing the leaves was a bit problematic even though I tried them out on the floor and measured the spacing. Never mind, out came the polyfilla. I’m still not sure about the spacing, I might add a couple more small leaves. I have a kiln full of leaves bisque firing today as I’m certainly going to add these to my range of products. I’m so pleased with how these turned out, and they make me smile.
I have framed up the mixed media ceramic and textile pieces and if I do say so myself I think they look great, how I wanted them to be in my mind’s eye.
This one is now hanging on my wall, I loved it so much it’s a keeper.
These make a lovely pair, don’t you think?
My apologies about the quality of the photos, it’s really difficult to get good pictures when they have glass in the frames. This one is out of the frame so you can see better, I have mounted them so they look like they are floating .
I have so many ideas to follow on from these, that’s the good thing about a tiny spark of inspiration, it leads to so much more.