Sunday, January 18, 2015

post firing - success!

Fortunately, luck was on my side this week and I was able to push the Roman Artefact firing through quicker than expected, in between facilitating two separate children's workshops at Caloundra Regional Gallery, which was a load of fun I might add!

This morning I was eager to do the unloading, keen to see the final results. And yay, all looks great!

A few snapshots from yesterday's workshops...making clay dragons is always a hit with the kids!

(photo credit, Julie Hauritz)
(photo credit, Julie Hauritz)

And assembling Sacred Temples and Tree Houses from a plethora of materials; paper, cardboard, canvas, string, skewers, pipe cleaners etc... little Ziggy, with her tree house.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015, and back to work!

Seriously, is it 2015 already? Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season, mine was a quiet one enjoying quality time around the home and catching up with close friends and family.

But now its back work and picking up from where I left off from last year - this week finds me in the ceramic studio finishing the Roman Artifact commission.  Loading the kiln and firing the bisque earlier in the week and today glazing and re-loading, a bit of a workout glazing the large amphorae!

Above picture, the kiln stack all loaded and ready to go.

Using a little artistic licence and creative stacking, the two large amphorae are stabilized using the up turned medicine bottles. And, a little wadding pad in between (detail below), for releasing easily after the firing.

Will post the outcome in a week or so...