Underglaze decoration on these wheel thrown cups by one of our talented students! 👌🏼
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Pistachio Mugs. Happy Monday, y’all!
Thanks for participating in my Stories pole! Asymmetrical Color Block Vases will be part of the update.
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Here’s a little bit of plate love tonight, with a selection of our stoneware plates and dishes in various shapes and sizes.
Every piece we’ve picked out for the shot is completely unique, with different reactions of glaze and clay that create one-off patterns and mixes of colour.
The beauty of this collection comes from the amazing differences in finishes we get from plate to plate.
Have great weeks all!
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Finely thrown bowls, twenty in a row and each thrown on a thin wooden batt to my gauges set mark. I threw this batch to be slightly more rounded than my usual shallow form with the throwing rings left more pronounced that usual, although they’ll still be mostly hidden beneath layers of glaze. The brass rib resting on the board behind had a good curve for these, usually I don’t ever finish the inside of bowls with it.
I tend to clean as I go when making. If I’m getting up to slide some boards away I’ll wipe down the tray, slop some of the trays contents into my reclaim bucket and continue again. It only takes a second. As much as I love clay and all it’s capabilities it can become messy so quickly that unless you stay on top of it every surface around you will be spattered in clay and the floor caked with dust—it’s a never-ending battle as I’m sure anyone whose worked with clay long enough will understand. I’m the kind of potter who mops as they go too.
Put out in the sun, or even in the shade with a gentle breeze, the rims of these dry out so fast, so I keep a keen eye on them throughout the day until they’re ready to flip over onto their rims, allowing the thick base time to dry out. When actually throwing these I’m most concerned about the interior form, as that can’t really be changed, whereas the outer curves will be turned and a foot-ring trimmed in, so if their exterior profile differences, which they do here a little, I don’t care too much. That’s why it’s good having a tool with a curve that you use for every bowl, if the shape of the rib determines the shape for each piece, they’ll very similar and stack well too, which is a nice bonus.
My father always said a vase was less than $5. If it was over $5, it was a “vahz”. 😂 Still can’t bring myself to pronounce it that way, but my mom does and I roll my eyes every time. 🙄 If she ever says tomahto, she’s done. 🍅 (Of course, this is all perfectly acceptable if you are British. Or Madonna.)
Discover the #Volga series catalog, another new addition to Grespania’s range of technical through-body porcelain. It is based on Cardoso Stone, a sandstone extracted from the Apuan mountains, characterized by an intense neutral grey background and pale grey veining.
This beautiful one-off vessel os now available online and we have the pleasure of having it in the Bofred Showroom. More available online.
Each piece is unique, hand textured & sketched on - with the artists unique signature mark-making.
[1/2] Our next Dragon Kiln Workshop for Children will be held this coming Saturday (23 Feb) at 9.30am! What other workshop allows for wheel-throwing, handbuilding, AND a tour & introduction of the dragon kiln all rolled into one?! 😲
This programme is perfect for anyone age 2 and above; rest assured that we will further tailor the 3-hour programme according to your child's age and needs ☃️ Take a look at some of these incredibly creative and decorative pieces that you and/or your child will also be able to create during the workshop!
R E G I S T E R O N L I N E N O W
at the link in our bio 🔗
And YES, clay play isn't just child's play! We will also be running an equivalent of the Dragon Kiln Pottery Wheel Workshop for Adults (search up this title exactly on our webstore ✨) that will run for 3.5 hours this Sat (23 Feb) at 1.45pm 😊