Category Archives: ceramic landscapes

Fresh From The Kiln (part 3 of 3)

 { View Part 1 & Part 2 of Fresh From The Kiln }

coastal panel detail

coastal ceramic triptych panels

If you follow my blog regularly you may remember the work in progress stages of these coastal inspired ceramic wall panels that I posted a few weeks ago. It’s amazing seeing the difference of before and after, the glazes turn out completely different when fired, to when they are first applied. That’s why I get so excited opening the kiln, it’s never 100% how a piece will turn out. Sometimes it feels like opening the door to a colourful sweetie shop!

pair of seashell tealight bowls

Sea Shell Tea Light Bowls – Continuing on the seaside theme, these small bowls have been impressed with real shells and are the perfect size for holding a tea light candle.

panelled ceramic dandelion wall hanging

Dandelion Ceramic Wall Hanging – This piece was sent off to it’s new home last week, after being snapped up from my online shop.

ceramic coasters

New sets of ceramic coasters – A gorgeous new natural collection. Once my new studio is set up when I’ve moved house, I plan to begin making sets of handmade ceramic place mats too.

organic ceramic plate

Organic Ceramic Plate – Featuring a beautiful organic design, glazed in pretty muted colours to match any decor.

ceramic butterfly brooches

Ceramic Butterfly Brooches – This ‘rabble’ of butterflies has flown into my shop with lots of different colours and textures available to pin onto your clothing, bag or accessory!

moonlit meadow ceramic wall hanging

‘Moonlit Meadow’ Ceramic Wall Hanging – The name for this piece was chosen by one of my Facebook fans last week during a name suggestion contest. I asked my Facebook fans to come up with a new name for this hanging as I’d originally named it ‘Blue Moon’ but thought it needed jazzing up a bit.

My favourite name suggestion was chosen and the winner received a free card and brooch. Be sure to like my Facebook page so that you don’t miss out on these fun opportunities :)

NEW Ceramic Curves

 Introducing a brand new product to my range for spring 2014…

ceramic curves

row of thistles ceramic curve

ceramic curves

Each curved panel stands as one piece and can be displayed at any angle. Beautifully decorated with different designs, textures and colours, ceramic curves would look stunning displayed in the home and would look great on a window sill.

rustic dandelions ceramic curve detail

I really enjoyed making these – it’s fun to work on something new.

seaside cottages ceramic curve

The form of the ceramic curves were initially inspired by some of the curves from steps leading up to a temple from my trip to Thailand. It’s funny how something so subtle can trigger an idea.

This is one of my photographs below from Wat Pra Thad Doi Suthep temple in Chaing Mai.

Temple steps in Thailand

Workshop Update

coastal wall panels

Slowly but surely… I am getting there with my latest batch of work. I have really enjoyed creating some new style pieces and can’t wait to see the results from the glaze firing. The only thing is, I seem to have produced so much new work that I’m not sure everything will fit into the kiln – it’s going to be a tight squeeze!

glazing in progress
When I first got my new kiln at the start of 2012, I thought it would be a challenge to fill it every time as I was previously only used to a very small chamber kiln. But now, my new kiln isn’t quite big enough!

hearts and bunting flags in progress

What I love most about my glazing process is the fact that the colours always look so different when fired. It’s nice to see the contrasting comparison of before and after.

vase detail

There has been a production line of clay houses in the workshop for quite some time now, so I am pleased to say that they are finally finished. It has been fun creating these quirky cottages full of character. I can’t wait to photograph them with tea light candles inside.

decorating ceramic houses

aerial view of clay houses

A few custom orders will be going in the kiln this week, including a couple of personalised heart plaques, a decorative plate, impressed baby hand and footprints, and even a plaque with some doggy paw prints impressed!

If you have been waiting for your custom order, thank you so much for your patience. Not much longer to wait now :)

coasters bowls hanging decoraions

coasters waiting to be glazed

It won’t be long now until I will be setting up my brand new studio in the garage when I move house. Although I love my shed in the garden, it will be so much nicer to be able to spread out more comfortably in a bigger space. Moving my kiln is going to be a mission, but I’m ready for it!

What’s New…

A taster of what’s new on my website this week…

If you see something you like head over to my online shop to find out more information on these items. While you’re there feel free to browse my other handmade ceramic pieces ~ everything is completely unique and handmade with love!

Looking closer

I often enjoy cropping my photos or taking close ups of the surfaces of my work, it’s surprising what can be seen when you look closer – sometimes a whole new image appears.

For me, it’s always landscapes and organic scenery that pop into my head when I look closer. The photo above makes a lovely image, taken from my Pine Tree Coasters.
The close up textured surface detail below is from one of my vases, it reminds me of a dried grass meadow and a tree overlooking the scene on a windy day, with a hazy sky above.

The close up surface of my Deep Sea Blue Cave Vessel below reminds me of a rocky sea scape.

And this impressed surface detail of my Tree Bark Sculptural Vessel below reminds me of the face of a cliff with the foamy see lapping up the sides.

You can click on the names of each piece above to view the actual pieces if you’re interested.
I’m thinking about making mounted prints using photographs of my work like the examples above.

Quite amazing what zooming in on surfaces can do to the eye isn’t it?

What do you see?
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