Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Tuesday stuff



My boy Luke with his sculpture



It's been drying out in the wonderful sunshine we've had of late and is developing spectacular cracks that show the various strata within its structure. Its deterioration is part of the concept and Luke's been documenting it throughout. His teacher is coming to see it for the first time tomorrow.


This is one of the little pots Alex made last week from the field clay. I'm excited about this clay and its properties - my glazes seem to fit it well and because its paler than my previous clay, the colours are brighter.


The missus getting in on the clay digging action.
I made six of these large straight sided jugs today - this clay is soooooooooooo wonderful :-)




8 comments:

Linda Starr said...

The sculpture looks like a nautilaus shell, love it, and good seeing all the family in on the new clay right in your back yard, great pots you are making with it.

Mr. Young's Art said...

I have to carry the clay about a mile, then mix it 40% clay, 60% grit to get it to even work. Still testing it.
Wish it was in my back yard!
That sculpture looks great! And so does the pot!

Jude said...

Well done Luke..I love the sculpture...
Take a look at my blog to see my wonderful birthday present, all the way from Cornwall.. websites really need a look too..take care

gz said...

That pot glows!!

ang said...

wow that clay looks so smooth and clean! and speaking of clean Hil, clay and black UH uh...looks like a great day out in the sun..

Andrew Grundon said...

Well done Luke. That sculpture is amazing. I may have to come up from darkest Cornwall to view it....if I can find my passport. That clay you're using ,Doug, seems to fit your style of throwing perfectly.It looks like you're "coming home"...if that makes sense

Ron said...

Love seeing the sculpture as it weathers. Good job Luke. Hi Hil, I hope Doug didn't make you schlep clay all the way back to the workshop.

doug Fitch said...

Cheers all
Jude that's a beautiful pot.
So lucky with this clay, a bit of wedging and kneading, then straight on the wheel - really inspiring