Spent another nice day last week with my pal Sarah in her ceramics studio. Really pleased with what I did.
I wanted to make a large cup for drinking tea. You have to start larger than you want because the clay shrinks quite a bit with firing. I like the shape, I used a bowl I had as a mold. This is the little decorative cup I made last time I was with her which I’ve now decorated…. and these are the stones which are to go with my on going art project, I have now partly painted. these are not to be glazed as I want a specific effect. As you can see we had a great time! 🙂
As you may have realised, I have two projects that I’m working on along side one another. So I thought I would show you some more progress I have made with my stones project.
Here’s a recap of a sketchbook page used for inspiration.I have drawn out a design for a block for printing a repeat pattern.I wanted to make the block print so that it appeared dark and light. …and here’s the computer generated experiment to see how the block might print out.
I have ordered some more lino to do this, so have to wait a few days before I can start. I’m really looking forward to this. I’ve more ideas too 🙂
I am so excited for having a new year to start some new work and share it with you. I’m having a clear and tidy of my studio so that it can be free of un-neccesary clutter. Being careful not to clear out too much, so as to throw out creative stuff in my new year enthusiasm for a fresh start!
Anyway I thought I would show you one of my ideas. The influence of stones is raising its head again, particularly with holes in them, such wonderful and varied forms! Here is a couple of pages from my sketch books.As you can see the influence of Barbara Hepworth could play a part. I’ve been thinking of working with clay and believe it or not I’ve just had an Email from my friend Sarah asking when do I want to do some clay!! Getting excited now 🙂