New work and glaze experiments

I have started on the large-scale pancheons this week, I amĀ beginning to really enjoy using the porcelain and terracotta slip, although I nearly lost one piece today due to my over enthusiasm! I am still experimenting with different glaze finishes, the latest images are a series of tests using a high percentage of stain in both matt and shiny earthenware glazes.

There is also a couple of images of the last ballusterĀ jugs the smaller one has holes ready for its handle, getting the handles right has been a real challenge and I wont know if it has worked until they are fired. Alongside the pancheons I have been working on more cut and shut pieces, the image is a maquette of a cup and saucer with a plastic rim and plastic bottle top handle, this idea needs a lot of work but if a get the join right between the components it could be really interesting.

I also couldn’t resist putting in a couple of images of my studio and the view!