Still riding the waves, more vessels that have come out of my crossing of the North Sea. Wind, rain, hail, squalls, sunshine, starshine and always the sea chasing us along.
These pots came out of my crossing the North Sea last September, working as guest crew on the Excelsior, a 1922 wooden fishing ketch out of Lowestoft.
I’m into fish and heavily textured Raku at the moment. Some photos below.
Plus birds and softer effects with naked raku. These are all currently at the Wymondham Arts Centre until 19th August when I will bring them back to Artists and Makers at No. 21 Gallery in Reepham
I’ve been working steadily throughout the winter and now the better days are here I’ve been working on my smoked pots.
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.
I’ll definitely do more and make my pots bigger as well.
July/August – a move towards different themes and surfaces:
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………………..
Some experiments with ferric chloride and a touch of metallised gold leaf:
Not forgetting my naked raku!
January onwards – still working with raku and loving it and juxtaposing texture with smooth, metallic surfaces.
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.
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.
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.