Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Let's talk about the weather...

Studio days have returned again and I'm hoping to get some balance back over here. Meanwhile let's talk about the weather we're having! Yet another flood was diverted back of my studio last weekend...unbelievable amount of water pouring out of the gutters and the sump couldn't work either. The stormwater drains were backed up and overflowing and street became a river! Paddle board anyone?
Anyhoo crisis averted, rain stopped and neighbour got out a very long shovel to unblock the road drains💪 👷‍♂️ 

So back to the springtime studio, some teapots I'd been working on before my holiday got finished. Plates were the warmup wheelthrowing round, followed by some baking dishes and mini dip 🥣 bowls.

The munchkins came up for a clayday making Christmas 🎄 ornaments. So much fun, my apprentice knows what she wants to make these days and little sis won't be far behind. Bisque kiln is loaded to the hilt and so is my 📅 calendar. Must get it happening soon 😄 🤣. 

Catch you next time. Images attached of baking dishes, teapots and a short clip of wheel throwing if it will load up....
Cheers all 🥸😎

Plate making vid

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Absolute cracker...



 What an absolute cracker of a firing! We're so happy to have the kiln going again and she didn't disappoint at all. All of the regular glazes showing off a treat on some combo clays. I have a heavy iron recycle with added pebbles form over the road, note, I might need to go easy on those as they are totally melting but we did a good cone 10, so that understandable.

Also pushed a Keanes Lumina clay to the max. beautiful copper red on that one and a light mix recycle clay, that would be cone 6 white, some RGH red clay and tad porcelainous...

Shino's came out a treat with some lovely mugs and beakers too. Some of the lighter pieces warped a bit but they're ok, quite a nice warp :D

The Nuka's are so soft and creamy, just so happy overall. Only one dud piece but that was probably too much ash.




Monday, 16 May 2022

Makers Monday...

 Hey Makers Monday, it's flashback time... I'm reminded in today's clip about our fabulous terracotta clay and how much I love working with it. It's rich red/orange colour and plastic sandy texture are super recognizable, there's also a distinctive aroma :D This clay is locally dug too... what's not to like about that!

Anyhoo here's mwa throwing in the studio and grooving to the best tunes or they may get muted!?

Enjoy...


#MakersMonday #terracotta #clay #studiolife




Wednesday, 6 April 2022

daylight saving it's all a blur...

 It's the week after the end of daylight saving and every day is a blur...

So while we let the body clock resync to having an extra hour in the day, which why wouldn't you want in every week!? Anyhoo, the studio has been back on track and we fired up little ms rocket raku kiln last week. Mixed results and they can be refired. Here's a couple of gems with ripper copper lustre and stunning turquoise glaze. 

Available locally in Adelaide only.

Se you next time! :D  A




Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Sodalicious...


 


It's kiln time again! We've been planning a soda kiln for an age it seems and this week all the prep has come together and now we start testing...

Music: Liqwyd . Flight

Original video

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And a bonus wheel throwing clip 👏👏