This week I have taken pots out of the kiln finished with lovely, shiny, rich, glowing, melted, still attached to the pot glazes. The detail above is of the Pineapple / Bush / Artichoke plate. I’m going with the artichoke suggestions for a description, thank you to those who commented.
These two plates that I trailed today are a commission for a lady who has been buying my pots ever since I first exhibited at Potfest. She is a calligrapher and wanted me to do some thing with ‘The Wise Old Owl’ quote on it. These plates are to sit above a doorway, one on the outside, one on the inside, so it’s an owl head and an owl bottom.
Much fun to decorate. When she was explaining where she wanted them to go I thought straight away of the front and back of the owl and before I could check myself it just slipped out. Thankfully she was the sort of soul who appreciated the humour / weirdness of my brain and laughed out loud agreeing at once.
Slip Trail Artichoke plate, approx 11″ diameter. £175.
Slip Trail Humbug Footed Jugs approx 6″ high £90 each
Some new ones of my cheeky Humbug jugs with feet. Again these came out of the kiln this week, it’s so good to have some real pots again.
This week in the print class we cut into the same lino block again to then be able to print over the top of the first prints. I didn’t want to cut much from the original, scared of spoiling it. I cut some decoration into the necks of the jugs and this is an example of the over printing.
Finally for you is a pressed dish that I got out this week too. My first use of paper resist. I’ve never worked with it before but this was inspired by the print making that I have been doing. I’m excited about the possibilities there. I have sketches in my sketch book from what feels like decades ago while I was working with Jason I think, (that was one decade ago actually) of pots on pots so it’s good to do some more of that.
So that’s this week’s achievements, I have a bisque to unpack and repack with glazed pots tomorrow to be out Monday all being well to send to Cumbria for a new exhibition. Happy weekend all.