16 August 2018

The Sydney Teapot Show 2018

If you are in Sydney on or after the 24 August do try to get to Newtown to see the teapot show..

Here is a link for details on how to get there

15 August 2018

Drought relief - a small contribution to a big problem

If you haven't heard already, my state, NSW has been declared 100% drought affected.  Even farms close to the East coast are affected. 

Over on Instagram two artists have started @artforbales.  Any money taken for art works goes directly to the charity Buy A Bale.

My husband and I have already made a donation to one of the drought relief charities but I thought this was an idea to be encouraged.

The small vase below is for sale for $35 plus postage within Australia.
Pop over to my Instagram account and DM me there - @potterybyanna

Check out @artforbales too

03 August 2018

The joys of lids

My glaze firing this week included two commissions and teapots for the teapot show.

They all came through the bisque firing OK.  The lids are fired on the pot to ensure any movement affects both the lid and the body in equal measure to allow for a good fit.

The same for the glaze firing. 

However if glaze meets glaze you have a stuck lid so I use cold wax to resist the glaze around the lids and the gallery they sit on... so far so good right?

You would be surprised at the tiny amount of glaze it takes for the lids to stick -- 
fortunately a small amount in one place can be solved with the use of a large rubber mallet!

Hurrah, four out of four teapots successfully made...
One is off to the Grandmother of a little girl who I hope will like it as much as her cousin likes hers and the other three are destined for the Sydney Teapot Show being held at the Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown from 24 August to 16 September 2018.