09 February 2013

February already

I had hoped that somehow this year would slow down but it seems to be rushing along already.

Today I went back to a community gallery studio where I can meet up with other potters, experiment a bit and just play with clay for a few hours.

The most awkward thing is deciding whether or not to risk leaving your pots there til next week, all wrapped up or transport them home hoping you don't have to do an emergency braking...
I chose the later this week
As you can see only little pieces but I'm seeing what happens when I try altering the shape and then I'm stamping the sides.  The round one will stay round and I might use some tissue prints for decoration.

Earlier in the week I finished off the flowers on the lids of these little jewellery boxes: 

The image is a bit fuzzy, must have moved the camera :(  these are yet to be coloured with underglazes before being bisque fired.

I'll be sharing todays post over on my Facebook page: Anna's Ceramics plus  at Mud Colony and also at Artists in Blogland.

 

12 comments:

NatashaMay said...

These look wonderful! I bet they'll be stunning all finished.

Rosie said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, lovely artwork.

Have a nice weekend

Linda Starr said...

love the jewelry boxes, can't wait to see them fire.

Anna said...

Hi NatashaMay thank you and I checked your blog too - might have to give one of your free tutorials a go - what a generous idea.

Hi Rosie what an interesting art blog you have, hope you have a good weekend too ;^)

Hi Linda, thank you - you know how it is... fingers crossed until they are thru and cooled :^)

Anna said...

oh and Rosie - thanks for following my blog :^)

Brenda said...

I love the altered dish and your floral decorations on your little box are gorgeous! Can't wait to see them coloured and glazed!!!

Anna said...

Hi Brenda
I'll need to get them done soon as I'm hoping to sell them at a market in a couple of weeks! Will keep you posted as they progress :^)

Sadhana said...

Really like your dish with the flattened sides...
Oh travelling with wet pot is always difficult but it looks as though it all went well...
look at me I have the comment thing working YAY! xxx

Michellem said...

Visiting from Artists in Blogland. These boxes are beautiful - I'll be they'd be gorgeous even with only a clear glaze.

Anna said...

Hi Sadhana, so glad your comments is working again! yay! Interesting that the altered one is popular, will have to see what I can do with that one. Porcelain too so not getting too fond of it just yet.

Hi Michellem, thank you for dropping over from A in B.. the boxes are all coloured now so I'm hoping they survive the 2 firings yet to happen, fingers crossed.

Ellen Appleby said...

Looking interesting Anna - onto 2013 - already shaping up into an interesting year, with some new arts initiatives looming (will keep you posted!).

Anna said...

Hi Ellen I look forward to hearing about the new initiatives :^)