Friday, 12 February 2010

fill 'er up...


so along with the recut tiles from yesterday comes a few kiln fillers and unlike the usual fare that would be lil pieces to fill up gaps, i'm making wares to actually fill the kiln! out with the journal and vwalla! fishies like floundered did anyone else have that game as a kid? its like a jigsaw puzzle but you throw a dice to take you turn and create your fish, made up of 5 pieces and whoever makes the most fish wins....
I just loved the patterns of coloured dots and stripes on black card background we spent hours playing this one...these guys are all black and white slip and copper slip on my usual creamy coloured clay...

ooh and 'woof ' a market commission piece requested for a larger dog than usual ones are made for... due to a massive toothache or whatever it is?? last night and today i spent the afternoon catching up on sleep thanks to some monsterous painkillers...! so now i'm behind on my throwing schedule to finish filling the kiln, so i guess that will be sunday now before i get to it...tomorrow is face painting the afternoon in civic park at the summer bash, haven't done that for a while but it should be fun creating all kinds of mystery animals and princesses for the midgets...and theres usually some entertainment for the afternoon... ah well nearly on track for next week, get the tiles decoed and i'll be happy....







10 comments:

  1. LOVE the fish platters. One of my students brought in a tray form yesterday very similar to your platter, I may email her a link to your blog, she would like these! Cute bow wow!!

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  2. Fun stuff! Looks like a great way to fill up the kiln and with some good looking ware.

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  3. FISH PLATTERS! They're great. How big are these?

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  4. I love the fish trays. I don't know that game. I've been asked to make some dog bowls. I haven't accepted yet but may to a few, they look like fun. Have a good weekend. Wish it was summer here!

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  5. LOVE the "filler" work -lots of great ideas. I also like seeing your inspirational illustrations -that's the real art :o) Wonderful dog bowl too -you are on a roll! sorry about your tooth ache, no fun and hard to bend over and work when your head is throbbing :o(

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  6. Great looking platters & I love the dog in the bowl! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  7. Yup Ang I sure do remember Flouders, think our set might still be in the loft at my mum's house, might go look when I next head up there. Blimey that's a blast from the past. Great fishie dishies.

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  8. hey trace cool, send away, these are made on a simple wood frame and just sponged in the centre to from the tray..

    hi cwg, its the quickest! since i havent had a chance to throw yet..

    hey patricia, been storing this idea for a while.. they're about 22 cm which is nearly 9inches..

    hiya ron, yeh they asked me last market and since i already have the mini one it's not that hard to upscale, they are fun i can see you coming up with some cool drawings..oh it will be warming up soon for you, hang in there..

    howdy cindy, ha i haven't used many of the drawings i have lots ready for the new tiles i want to make, oh soon when the second table is finished...ah thanks feels much better today, its rather painful and cant do much at all when it hits..

    hey judy, ta, he turned out rather well, and yes much better today thanks..

    howdy H, oh yey! glad someone else had it i loved the orange on black bits, nothings changed...would be great to see it again..indeed!! ta mucho..nothing like a bit of sliptrailing...

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  9. love the way you draw ang... those plates are gonna be nice. and if you don't mind i may have to plagiarize the "vwalla"

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  10. hey jim, the messier the better eh? yeh hope the black slip application is ok, it's not too thick swe'll see soon enough and go right ahead plage away...

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