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More Raku Bowls

I managed to get another raku firing done last week, in between the days of torrential rain. I have been waiting eagerly to fire up the kiln again but the weather has been so bad this summer. I made several … Continue reading

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July review, mountains climbed

And so another month has flown by, it seems I have shown most of my makes this month already, but there is something going on. I have continued building on my meditation technique and I feel I’ve made a breakthrough. I … Continue reading

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My conflict between perfection and the not so perfect.

As I continue to learn how to throw pots on the wheel I have come to realise there’s conflict going on in my head. I’m sure anyone who throws pots will, like me, be striving for perfection. I am loving … Continue reading

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My journey into Raku firing begins.

When I lived in Wiltshire I signed up for a raku course which was cut short after only one week. This sparked (sorry about the pun) my desire to make raku pottery and I treasure the bowls I glazed and … Continue reading

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A busy June

I’m not sure where the month of June has gone, we did have a week away, and I had commission work to catch up on when I returned, but looking back I think I have actually achieved an awful lot … Continue reading

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Saggar fired raku pots

There is nothing more rewarding than venturing into unknown territory, and then having an end result way beyond what you imagined. That’s what happened yesterday with my saggar fired raku pots. My pots were poured with ferric chloride solution which … Continue reading

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January 2017 Review

I can’t believe January is almost over, it’s usually a difficult month but once the end is in sight, the nights are getting a wee bit lighter, birds start singing and the snowdrops bloom it seems like the worst of … Continue reading

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Reaching 200 !

I have finally reached a milestone that I set myself a few weeks ago, I now have 200 listings in my Etsy shop. It’s been a challenge getting there, people keep buying stuff 🙂 If you think managing Etsy is … Continue reading

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My New Toy

I bought myself a slab roller with the intention of saving my wrists. I’ve found it’s not that simple, but I’m learning it’s much easier to roll a small piece of clay and take it down gradually. The slab roller … Continue reading

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What’s on my worktable today

I have been working with clay this week, I’ve made some more succulent planters and ikebana bowls, it’s been so cool there is no fear of them drying too quickly. I made a large hosta platter but it’s probably going … Continue reading

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