Fresh From The Kiln in April – Part 1
A few weeks ago I was playing around with the idea of a new ceramic wall planter in sketch form. It’s a great feeling now that a finished design has been made! My brand new ceramic wall planters will look lovely in the garden for summer, especially all lined up in a row. I will be making plenty more of these over the next few weeks as I only have 3 left at the moment.
Remember my first bonsai bowl designs? Here’s a new bonsai bowl with one of the same designs hand engraved into the surface. This bowl is more of a natural colour rather than pure white, and has glimmering patches of turquoise glaze to emphasize the leaves of the tree.
I had a request from one of my favourite customers who wanted a custom made soap dish and toothbrush holder for her new bathroom a couple of months ago. Here are the finished pieces above. Thankfully the customer was pleased with them (I always get nervous with custom orders!), and she said they reminded her of the sea.
My leaf bowl designs are building up now, and with the leaves on the trees turning green for summer I thought it quite apt to show you this new Botanical Leaf Bowl with Plum Centre. The melted plum coloured glass in the centre is what makes this dish stand out, and it would look lovely filled with little trinkets, or could be used to hold keys, as a couple of usage examples.
This tall cream squared vase has a gorgeous natural pattern impressed into the surface and really sets off a colourful bunch of flowers. This vase/vessel was hand built by hand and would match any décor due to it’s muted colours.
Another recent customer request was a bird bath for their garden. The one I made above has three little feet underneath that it rests on. I also added a subtle touch of detail to the rim – if you look closely, you might spot the imprint of two little bird prints. Looking forward to seeing some photography from the customer with some birds bathing in it soon… hopefully!
Part 2 of April’s ‘fresh from the kiln’ series will be posted tomorrow!