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Showing posts from November, 2012

Making a jug for Chelmsford Museum- December updates

Chelmsford Museum- Making a Jug-Update

You may have been aware that I've had quite a task to make a special piece of Raku for Chelmsford Museum in Essex. They have a brand new Studio Ceramics Collection and have asked me to contribute a Jug.

The Jugs date back to some of my earliest pieces- but have evolved over the years into the "streamlined" form with circle or spot motiffs. (see opposite) They're much changed to the original pieces which I sold back in 1998/9 to Selfridges and Co in London. 

The only problem (and the reason I don't make many these days!) is that they're notoriously difficult to "fume" with copper matte slips.  The larger the piece you make- the more difficult it is to get the copper fuming to spread across the piece. Coupled with the  thermal shock from the rapid cooling and reduction process- and you've got cracking to contend with. I think it's enough to turn a Potter's hair white!

 Having said that- I now have at leas…

November Updates...

Keeping you posted with all the exhibitions going on- it's very busy before Christmas...

The Beecroft Art GalleryA Christmas Cracker, Westcliff on sea, - till December 9th.

Haddenham Craft Centre and Gallery, Haddenham, Ely, Cambs, Christmas Exhibition, till Jan  2nd 2013

Crushed Chilli Gallery, Durham, County Durham, New work on show- ongoing

Union Gallery, Grantham, Lincs- Artisan Gallery, till Jan 2013