These pieces are destined for wedding-greatness in October - watch this space to see how they are glazed... if you’d like to commission any work there feel free to slide right into my DMs..
Just had a supper of foraged mushrooms and survived 😅. Turns out our definitive guide to mushrooms isn’t as helpful as I’d hoped... the way to identify one particular mushroom is that “it has a pleasant mushroomy taste” 🤨 Not sure that’s the best way of determining which are edible?!?
Born of Begonias
Ceramic, canvas, acrylic, plaster, wood
The nomenclature of begonias can be very complex and confusing. The term 'picotee' refers to an edging on the petals that is in contrast to the colour of the main petal, if the colours blend. If they do not, then the term 'marginata' is used, but sometimes these terms are used simultaneously.
Because of their sometimes showy flowers many colors and often attractively marked leaves, many species and innumerable hybrids and cultivars are cultivated. The genus is unusual in that species throughout the genus, even those coming from different continents, can frequently be hybridized with each other, and this has led to an enormous number of cultivars.-Wikipedia .
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🔥Here is my favorite pot from the last firing. It has great color and the ash accumulation and angle it was fired at made it have a very nice surface. It’s a wide drinking bowl but what really makes it my favorite is the inside. Long ago when I first started making pots my professor taught me about Japanese potters who believed the essence of a pot was on the inside. The shape of the inside of a bowl needed to be just right so that it would support the weight of the universe. These bowls when in use with translucent teas would serve as a meditation tool for the user to contemplate their existence in the universe during the tea ceremony. I have had several opportunities to use this pot and I feel that it possesses the necessary shape and surface for these purposes. I always tell my students that this is the responsibility of the potter, you see we’re not just making stuff to drink from it’s greater than that. We are making an object that hopefully when used elevates the experience for the user. There is a feeling, a subconscious phenomenon that happens when we interact with objects it’s why good craftsmanship and aesthetics are so important and I believe that being aware of this has the ability to improve the quality of ones life. What does a meal served on a styrofoam plate say, why does it matter what a building looks like? How do we choose to experience the rituals that make up our lives? #pottery #ceramics #keramic #deep #wisdom #zen #contemplation #universe #tea #teaceremony #chawan #japan #history #ritual #choose #art #productofenvironment #woodfired #fire #kiln #glaze #wood #color #design #meditation #peace #ritual #mudmonkeypottery
用700克的陶土拉15x9厘米的碗, 先拉較直身的坯, 再慢慢推開成碗形, 用金屬腰片修飾內部弧度
記錄-大概10分鐘拉一隻, 一共拉了14隻, 其中兩件因拉得不平均, 有點off centre而立刻回收
700g of clay is thrown to a bowl of 15cm x 9cm. It’s first thrown to a cylinder and then created the curve by throwing diagonal line, fix the inner curve by a metal kidney.
Second last day at Maze Hill Pottery 😢
, Playing War. Cone 6 oxidation.
is a thing. So, seeing as it’s exactly a year today since I made my first ever one, I thought it’d be fun to do a little series of how they’ve progressed...
👀If you swipe really fast it’s like the pot’s spinning. Wood fired pots especially must be viewed in the round. Each side of the pot tells a different story of what happened in the kiln. Maybe one side got struck with wood ashes and another was shielded from direct flame and ash. Sometimes a objects proximity to the pot can cause interesting atmospheric effects altering the color such as another pot or kiln furniture. I have to admit I probably spend as much time holding, investigating and contemplating pots as I do making them. In fact I learn a great deal about the process in doing this. It’s as if during the firing the kiln has embedded a hidden message in each pot and before I take them to market I want to unlock what that message is, I want to read the pot and understand what may have caused the story. All of this informs the next batch of work and the conversation never really stops. #intheround #record #story #ceramics #keramic #pottery #tea #bowl #teaceremony #cup #wood #fire #woodkiln #glaze #glass #color #art #reading #clay #learning #information #code #vessel #magic #mudmonkeypottery
‘Yaaas Queen’! Until I figure out a suitable name for this glaze range I’m going to leave it as ‘Yaaas Queen’ because that’s what I squealed as I took this out the kiln this morning 🤣. (Obviously I’ve been watching @jvn
too much recently ❤️). This piece is decorated with a Shino glaze that has tiny sparkles when it catches the light, it’s flattened out to present food or anything that you fancy. Food safe etc #clay #wheelthrown
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Just sent a garlic, tomato and fig off to a Greek Island !! Lucky tiles! I should insist on a more personal approach and hand deliver! #fruitandvegetabletiles #sgpashley
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Run with me... I grew up on The Doors and this track stayed with me. Stoneware vase printed with various oxides