Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Two Open Studio Days held

I held two open days on the 24th November and 1st December this year. Very successful as to sales and contacts made.

Small celadon vase in the kiln
Lovely shino cups
Some surprising greens...

Shelves full of mugs

Wood-fired face jugs sold out at the first Open Studio day
So I made more for the next - not wood-fired - none sold!

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Open Studio - two Saturdays

I have just had the first of two Open Studio days, the next one is on the 1st December from 1pm til 5pm. I sold out of jugs so am making more this week - they will, however, not be wood-fired as the first batch were!
Here are some photos from last week's firing, in the kiln known as "Small Speedy" at Guldagergaard.
Kiln packed

Door opened

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Bowls in London

These wood-fired bowls are now available at "Contemporary Ceramics", 63 Great Russell Street, London WC1

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Pit firing in Shijiezi village, Gansu Province, China

Pots and some clay was brought by train from Lanzhou

We were driven to the village by taxi

A poster with the day's program hung in the village

Jin Le's father 

Jin Le, Professor of Sculpture and mayor of the village, with his father

Clay had been prepared
Holes were dug and edged with bricks
Pots ready to be placed in the pit

Pots had been bisque fired beforehand

Fong lighting his pit fire
Pots laid between grass and wood
Keaton Wynn gathering firewood
Fire lit

The fire catches
Lunch was served, some had bowls made last year from local clay
Pinchpot workshop
Jin Le's father making a pinch pot
The fire covered and left to burn down overnight
Recent wall carving in the village

Back to Lanzhou by high-speed train

Friday, 21 September 2018

Monday, 17 September 2018