Monday, 25 June 2012

10 green bottles?

Well, nearly....I was going to make them, but the lure of the turquoise underglaze was too strong. So here we have 6 blue bottles....but please forgive the repeats of what seems to be the same image. I wanted to put together in one place all of the images which I had variously cropped and adjusted.

 I'm hoping to bring this project full circle: these latest ceramic pieces were inspired by studies of Dutch still life paintings, I know I've moved far away from the original source with these bottles but I wouldn't have done them otherwise. I want to paint them now on very small canvases. I'm a useless painter, but it's something I really want to try, and also like the idea of returning 3d objects to 2d images, reversing what originally started as bringing 2d still life studies into a 3d format with my ceramics.

If the finished canvases aren't too awful they'll be appearing here soon!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Not on the High Street

I'm very pleased to announce that my Not on the High Street shop is now live! I haven't put many items in yet but it should grow over the next few months...small beginnings!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Spring blossom and turquoise

Well, you can see the obsession with turquoise underglaze hasn't waned yet! Here's some new work-another little still life grouping.

Deep Bowl

Ring Bowl


They are going up in my Etsy shop so please hop over there to read a description of how they are made. I think I might need to get some more underglaze soon....working on 10 green (or is it turquoise?) bottles at the moment...!

Friday, 1 June 2012


So, I'm sat in front of the computer with my two year old on my lap in a post lunch stupor, having watched Jack and Jilll on the computer for about the 14th time. Then my fingers start to wander and before you know it - I've created my own little homage to some artistic masters via the very in mode Queen Lizzie!

Not many washing lines looking like this today....

Would you like to see version and the masters side by side...ahem...which one is which?

Vermeer 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

Frans Hals 'Laughing Cavalier'

Warhol 'Raging Queens'

An attempt at a nod to Picasso's Blue period!

And finally, Manet 'The Lecture'

Well that was the last three hours of my life gone...hope you like the result! They'll be up in my shop/studio window tomorrow.

Happy Jubilee weekend folks!