April 10, 2011


Next week I am taking a ceramics workshop at Guldagergaard in Denmark, and I am so exited! The workshop is titled ‘Vitrified print’, and is held by Paul Scott. I bought his book 'Ceramics and Print' about a year ago, and it has been a constant source of inspiration and admiration ever since.

I could (should) of course have spend a lot more time preparing what I wanted to work on during the workshop, but there never seems to be enough hours in a day. But I am hoping to learn enough to continue working at it at home, in our cramped studio. Also looking forward just to have a week at the coast in Denmark! I will try and update the blog with pictures while I am there.

In the mean time, here is a picture showing the reflection of yours truly, in a vintage shop full of Danish/Mid Century delights.

April 09, 2011

Good days

Early morning in the studio. There is jewellery to be glazed and oranges to be eaten.

April 02, 2011

New things from an old plaster cast

We emptied a new kiln at my studio today, which is always a little bit like Christmas! These tea light holders were a bit of an experiment - they are cast from a plaster cast I made a while back. It was originally made to make small espresso cups, but they did not shrink as much as I hoped for, so they are a little bit too big for that. I also had a bit of an accident while making the plaster cast, which made the top edge very uneven. So then what to make from it? Apparently tea light holders could work!

The porcelain is a bit translucent, so if I make them thin enough, they give off a beautiful orange glow. You can kind of see it in this picture, although my camera really does not do them justice...

...also notice the view from my window on the first picture: All snow and fog. Absolutely no sign of spring here yet... *Sigh*

'Ah, all things come to those who wait,'
(I say these words to make me glad),
But something answers soft and sad,
'They come, but often come too late.'
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