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March 2017

I’ve been working steadily throughout the winter and now the better days are here I’ve been working on my smoked pots.

Tall smoked - Jackie Watson              Red smoked with lid - Jackie Watson

I’ve decided to add lids as I think it makes for a more finished piece.  Still using basic shell shapes as a starting point.

New Directions in 2016

October – Back from France with some experiments in smoke firing, which I loved.

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I’ll definitely do more and make my pots bigger as well.

 

July/August – a move towards different themes and surfaces:

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whilst still retaining the underlying shapes inspired by shells and using materials found on walks and in the garden – horsehair and feathers.  I love the quieter, more reflective nature of these pots.

I’m also still working on my old favourites – shells, ammonites and nautilae, developing new ways of firing in the raku kiln.  Next up will be smoke firing – watch this space………………..

May/June

Some experiments with ferric chloride and a touch of metallised gold leaf:

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Not forgetting my naked raku!

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January onwards – still working with raku and loving it and juxtaposing texture with smooth, metallic surfaces.

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June 2015

Seed pod Shell - Jackie Watson

Seed pod Shell – Jackie Watson

I particularly like the glaze effect I managed to get on this Raku-ed piece.  Along with its sister – the Fish – it is one of my latest pieces.

Fish - Jackie Watson

Fish – Jackie Watson

May 2015

Hello – It’s been a while since I posted on the site, but now there’s a new photo on the Ammonite page – my last but one piece.  Photo to come of the latest (once I get new batteries for the camera).

Over on the ‘Leaves’ page I’ve put some of my latest work ready for Open Studios this year and please visit the new ‘Seascapes’ page where I’ve ventured out into a new subject – the Norfolk Seashore.

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2013

Welcome to my first website.  I’ve set it up to show my ceramic art, which is my personal reaction to the world I live in and to share it with those who may be interested.

I’ve been playing around with clay for a few years now as I find it is the medium best suited to how I want to express my feelings about my environment.

In the next few pages I have posted photographs of my work.  Some pieces are for sale, some have been sold and some I want to keep for myself.

If you are interested in my work and would like to comment, please do.

If you would like to buy a piece, please get in touch.

6 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hello Jackie

    I saw and fell in love with your shell at the open studio event on Monday but missed out on buying it

    Would you be willing to make another as alike as possible?

    Thank you

    Jonathan

  2. We are holding our annual Swaffham Visual Arts Festival at the end of October and wondered if you would be interested in displaying your work. This year, for the first time, we are also having an outdoor Sculptor exhibition at the local surgery where your work would look wonderful. Please let me know yes or no! Sue

    • Dear Sue, Unfortunately your email got buried among a load of spam and I have only just found it.
      Unfortunately, I wouldn’t have been able to participate but please keep me on your list and in the future maybe we can collaborate.
      Jackie

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