Rosie is as thrilled as I am to be taking up a studio space at 318 Ceramics! You can tell by her expression can't you!! Staffy's always have their ears pinned backwards, so it's a rare treat to see her with them relaxed and floppy! Guy says she is welcome to come to the pottery too, so we shall be looking forward to many happy hours either snoozing or potting.....
Saturday 10th October 2015
What an amazing day! It began by being enthralled by Margaret O'Rourke's slide show and video, then went on to a practical demonstration, followed by the long held tradition of sharing food with one another in the form of a 'bring a plate' event. Long trestle tables both inside and outside of this most wonderful historical building, The Farnham Potteries. The place just exudes a feeling of inclusion, welcome and community.
The event was co-hosted by West Street Potters and 318 Ceramics, two organisations I have a very close affinity with. So not only did I have a great day out being inspired by Margaret, I also met up with long standing friends from within the pottery circles. Students and lecturers from the University for the Creative Arts were also present, some of whom I know from my days there. I graduated in 2013; it seems an age away in many ways, yet the familiarity and feeling of community remains.
As part of Eastleigh Film Festival I designed some Spanish Doubloons. I made plaster moulds for the children to press mould air dry clay into and then take away on the day ready for painting at home. We had lots of good feedback and all enjoyed ourselves. The event was held in the Production House, part of The Sorting Office Studios in Eastleigh
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I've been busy today, recycling clay that has either gone wrong on the wheel or dried out and the bags have split. I think perhaps too much UVA and not enough protection from the elements. I've been storing some of the clay outside. Lesson learned I think!
I've been busy putting together a series of workshops based around mould making, slip casting and raku firing and glazing. Take a look here.......
Had a busy day today exposing screens for a couple of commissions I've undertaken. It didn't quite go to plan, so I'll have another go tomorrow! 'It's the journey' as they say! We had a family party at the weekend for an Uncle who is shortly to be 90. We all signed our names and I am making a mug and a tile/trivet to remember the party and happy times we had together. Our names will all be printed onto the mug and trivet to use and evoke memories. Future postings will show how it progresses.
West Dean Made was a success. Just adding all the lovely new contacts onto my database so that I can keep in touch with people who expressed an interest in my work. Some wanted to buy it, others wanted to have a go themselves. Either way I am happy, just love making, and love sharing ideas and teaching others.
Super pleased today, just unloaded my kiln to reveal these little beauties. Slip cast in porcelain they have a distinct texture and appeal to the senses. Available in off white and granite.