Its been a long hard slog getting here but I finally managed to get my work finished and ready to be photographed for Celebrating Art in the Garden. Well I say finished I am actually having to remake one piece due to tripping over the foot peddle on my wheel, setting it off full blast, with a piece I had literally just finished flying off in all directions! The moral of the story, don’t keep going when you’re tired. A lesson I will never learn and hey its only mud!
Here’s a few work in progress shots of MerNeith and the finished thing. MerNeith may have been the first female pharaoh and the earliest queen regent in recorded history and seemed a fitting name for such an elegant looking piece.
Into The Deep is another new piece. The steel sections were made by Tim from Cobbaton Combat Collection, they have been made to rust over time (on the outside, the inside is sealed to protect the metal). I love this shot that John Russel took in my friends stunning garden.
Now the work for Delamore has been installed, this week I am concentrating on my new ‘spirits’ range which I am launching at CDW16. Today I really enjoyed glazing my new tray. You can see the colours look really pale before the heat of the kiln changes them, hopefully they will be a lovely royal blue and yellow when they are done. The tray is also very neat and round at the moment, I choose to use porcelain not just because it is white and very strong but also because it moves in the kiln giving a uniqueness to each piece which I love. Fingers crossed for a good firing this week. Happy Monday, Taz
Big thanks to Eco Modern Studios for their great blog post about my work recently. Check it out here.
Photo by Eco Modern Studios
So much has happened in the past year its gonna be hard to squeeze it all in but needless to say I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my new business. From building giant sculptures to my first large scale commission and being shortlisted and selected for several shows and awards, awesome!
So moving on to 2014 I will be showing my work as part of the Confessions of a design geek stand at Home London from the 12th-14th of January and I have new stockists in the pipeline and new branding so watch this space.
I would also like to introduce you to my trusty assistant Nicola, who has just joined team Taz :),
Nicola is super fabulous and super organised so much so she even dreams in lists (I am not joking). I think every artist needs someone like Nicola to keep them in check. Nicola will also be managing the new online shop which will be up and running by the end of next week.
So thank you for your support during 2013 and I cant wait to see what 2014 will bring. Happy New Year, Taz
Beaker vase and mini lunar jar
So here is a wee film of me making and talking about my work
In other news myself and my trusty assistant are working on a big cartel shop so you will be able to buy direct very soon
I was totally amazed to have been shortlisted for the confessions of a design geek bursary, I think I even did a little dance around my house in my pyjamas (it was quite late when it was announced). Now its over to you to vote http://confessionsofadesigngeek.com/2013/11/14/coadg-bursary-the-2014-shortlist/#comments
In other news I have been flocking, oh yes and it is too much fun. I wanted a way of finishing the bottom of my pots so they wouldn’t scratch anyone’s furniture and this fits in with my use of other materials and bright colours. I just love it, I am slightly tempted to flock everything in my house but that might be taking it a bit far.
Here are some flocked bottoms
Flocked bottom close up
Small paint drip bottles
Small paint drip bottles
Cider jar and small bottle
and some new work which is available to buy at Heal’s London and 45 Southside Plymouth