April 28, 2013

Pottery Update

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This past week I’ve been working on some pottery pieces that will soon be added to our shop. But first I want to perfect them and so I have (once again) been working on some different stencilling techniques. I have posted before about my stencil designs and I wrote a little how-toΒ for you. This was…

March 13, 2013

Tea Light Holders

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Because I’ve just started out with clay and still getting the hang of how to work with it, I have been looking for some tiny little simple things to test out. I wanted to make a little tea light holder. This is basically just a tiny little bowl – with an added bee for fun….

March 11, 2013

How To: Pottery Stencils

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I’ve been working on some new prints for stencilling on to different pieces of pottery this week. I’m gonna put the kiln on later this week when they’ve finished drying out, so will post the results after that. Everything is still a little hit and miss as I’m just starting out, but hopefully soon I…

March 5, 2013

Glazing Over

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Today I took some little samples of different glazes out of the kiln. These are different to the glazes I used for the stencils – they were underglazes that can be applied directly to leather hard clay (clay that has dried out for a few hours). To use these glazes the clay must first be…

March 2, 2013

Pottery Designs

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I’ve been working on some different techniques with different glazes for a while now. I am quite new to pottery, so I’m just enjoying playing around with different glazes, thicknesses, stencils and glazes techniques. I got off to a bad start… when I opened the kiln in great anticipation of my first load, I was…