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@whattheflockandmore

Day 81!!! Here’s a cheeky li’l chic called Chandra. She loves nail art and her painted talons are so impressive that she gets a lot of work as a foot model 🙄😬 #100day challenge #100dayproject #100cockatoosin100days #australianceramics #handbuilt #whattheflock #ceramicbird #claysculpture #erlceramics #handcrafted #handmade #makersgonnamake #claylife #Supporthandmade #gardenornament #cockatoo #sculpture #texture #claylife #instaceramics

Day 81!!! Here’s a cheeky li’l chic called Chandra. She loves nail art  and her painted talons are so impressive that she gets a lot of work as a foot model 🙄😬 #100day challenge #100dayproject #100cockatoosin100days #australianceramics #handbuilt #whattheflock #ceramicbird #claysculpture #erlceramics #handcrafted #handmade #makersgonnamake #claylife #Supporthandmade #gardenornament #cockatoo #sculpture #texture #claylife #instaceramics
8 1 55 minutes ago
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@ummuramics

Sneak peek of 26th October's restock 🌸💛🌈
It's not going to be a huge restock, just a small one 🙆🏻plus, this has been the laziest weekend I've had, productivity was like 13%, I spent my whole Saturday binge watching #unbelievable on Netflix. Super good leh. .
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#likearainbowwithallofthecolors #ummuramics #spectrum #spectrumglazes #claylife #ceramicsofinstagram #pottery #colourful #colourfulceramics #upclose #singaporecrafters #asiaceramics #🌈

Sneak peek of 26th October's restock 🌸💛🌈
It's not going to be a huge restock, just a small one 🙆🏻plus, this has been the laziest weekend I've had, productivity was like 13%, I spent my whole Saturday binge watching #unbelievable on Netflix. Super good leh. .
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#likearainbowwithallofthecolors #ummuramics#spectrum#spectrumglazes #claylife#ceramicsofinstagram #pottery#colourful #colourfulceramics #upclose#singaporecrafters #asiaceramics #🌈
18 0 1 hour ago
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@rachelpresswood

Glazing my last big monster creation, captured by @aligroves during our branding photoshoot last month. Today I'm considering how to glaze the next one - should it be similar greens browns with bit of blue or brighter blue or brighter green even? Should I mix colours or just have one solid colour? ⁠
Find all of my current monsters for sale on my website at www.rachelpresswood.co.uk⁠
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#artist #art #maker #clay #ceramics #pottery #glaze #handmade #handcrafted #simplelife #craft #potter #claylife #contermporaryceramics #monster #wabisabi #wildclay #spiritual #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallsaturday #shopsmallbusiness #wabisabisunday #perfectimperfection #wabisabiculture #organicshapes #earthy #spirituality #halloweenmonster #halloween

Glazing my last big monster creation, captured by @aligroves during our branding photoshoot last month. Today I'm considering how to glaze the next one - should it be similar greens browns with bit of blue or brighter blue or brighter green even? Should I mix colours or just have one solid colour? ⁠
Find all of my current monsters for sale on my website at www.rachelpresswood.co.uk⁠
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#artist #art #maker #clay #ceramics #pottery #glaze #handmade #handcrafted #simplelife #craft  #potter #claylife #contermporaryceramics #monster #wabisabi #wildclay #spiritual #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallsaturday #shopsmallbusiness #wabisabisunday #perfectimperfection #wabisabiculture #organicshapes #earthy #spirituality #halloweenmonster #halloween
18 2 3 hours ago
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@dmoonceramics

Now that I’ve got so many new pieces in the works I’ve decided to have a bit of an inventory clear out and to run a sale on my oldest pieces hopefully to make some room for my new works. So from tomorrow all my old mugs, tumblers, and even one flowerpot will be 15% off for a month!

Now that I’ve got so many new pieces in the works I’ve decided to have a bit of an inventory clear out and to run a sale on my oldest pieces hopefully to make some room for my new works. So from tomorrow all my old mugs, tumblers, and even one flowerpot will be 15% off for a month!
10 1 3 hours ago
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@noton_keramik

Turquoise like a mountain lake. Glossy in the upper part and rough at the bottom.

Turquoise like a mountain lake. Glossy in the upper part and rough at the bottom.
85 5 3 hours ago
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@ceramicathy

Testando novas cores, esses ainda não foram pro forno! Na cerâmica quase tudo é uma surpresa, os tons mudam bastante dependendo das queimas e do barro por exemplo, por isso fiz o teste em 2 barros diferentes pra ver o que acontece.
Depois das queimas posto o resultado pra gente comparar! To bem animada😍❤️

Testando novas cores, esses ainda não foram pro forno! Na cerâmica quase tudo é uma surpresa, os tons mudam bastante dependendo das queimas e do barro por exemplo, por isso fiz o teste em 2 barros diferentes pra ver o que acontece. 
Depois das queimas posto o resultado pra gente comparar! To bem animada😍❤️
19 3 6 hours ago
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@ayslynsaviary

🍁🌿Autumn is rapidly approaching, and we wanted to celebrate the autumnal equinox with a sweet giveaway ! 🍁🌿
Enter below to win a prize! Each shop will chose one winner; you have 48 hours to enter! Just follow the steps below, and you're in! My prize will be $25 in store credit (or one of the not-yet-revealed Cute Newts for free! 😉)
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🌿🍁Here's how to enter:
•Follow me @ayslynsaviary •Comment below and tell us about your favorite polymer clay artists (so I can follow them too 😅)
•Tag 2 friends (each extra tag = 1 extra entry)
•Like this image and tap on it to see where to go next
•Follow along the loop to the next shop, dropping a ❤ and a follow at each (you only need to comment and tag people if you're interested in entering that shop's giveaway)
•Once you're back at the beginning you're all finished! Only those following all shops in the loop will be eligible
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🌿🍁This giveaway runs from 9/21 at 9 pm EST to 9/23 at 9 pm EST. You can earn another extra entry by sharing in either your story or feed and tagging me!
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🌿🍁This giveaway is not endorsed with Instagram or any affiliates!
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🌿🍁 Please don't follow and unfollow - that makes us sad 😔 .
Good luck everyone and thank you for entering!

🍁🌿Autumn is rapidly approaching, and we wanted to celebrate the autumnal equinox with a sweet giveaway ! 🍁🌿
Enter below to win a prize! Each shop will chose one winner; you have 48 hours to enter! Just follow the steps below, and you're in! My prize will be $25 in store credit (or one of the not-yet-revealed Cute Newts for free! 😉)
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🌿🍁Here's how to enter:
•Follow me @ayslynsaviary •Comment below and tell us about your favorite polymer clay artists (so I can follow them too 😅)
•Tag 2 friends (each extra tag = 1 extra entry)
•Like this image and tap on it to see where to go next
•Follow along the loop to the next shop, dropping a ❤ and a follow at each (you only need to comment and tag people if you're interested in entering that shop's giveaway)
•Once you're back at the beginning you're all finished! Only those following all shops in the loop will be eligible
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🌿🍁This giveaway runs from 9/21 at 9 pm EST to 9/23 at 9 pm EST. You can earn another extra entry by sharing in either your story or feed and tagging me!
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🌿🍁This giveaway is not endorsed with Instagram or any affiliates!
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🌿🍁 Please don't follow and unfollow - that makes us sad 😔 .
Good luck everyone and thank you for entering!
94 72 9 hours ago
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@amys_pots

Thank you to everyone who came through the W. 104th St. Yard Sale today! It was a magical day with perfect weather, neighborly friendliness, music and fun. This vase - reduction fired @newprospectpottery - is one of several pieces that sold. Thanks to all of the buyers and supporters
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#supportart #upperwestside
#nycblockparty #potteryforsale #upperwestsidenyc #ceramics #ceramicartist #ceramica #ceramicart #ceramic #ceramiclove #clay #claylife #claywork #functionalpottery #handdecorated #handmadeceramics #handmadepottery #handthrown #instapottery #modernceramics #pottery #potteryislife #potteryforall #reductionfired #stoneware #vase #budvase #wheelthrown

Thank you to everyone who came through the W. 104th St. Yard Sale today! It was a magical day with perfect weather, neighborly friendliness, music and fun. This vase - reduction fired @newprospectpottery - is one of several pieces that sold. Thanks to all of the buyers and supporters
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#supportart #upperwestside
#nycblockparty #potteryforsale #upperwestsidenyc #ceramics #ceramicartist #ceramica #ceramicart #ceramic #ceramiclove #clay #claylife #claywork #functionalpottery #handdecorated #handmadeceramics #handmadepottery #handthrown #instapottery #modernceramics #pottery #potteryislife #potteryforall #reductionfired #stoneware #vase #budvase #wheelthrown
16 0 9 hours ago
New fish themed bowl can’t wait to see this finished! 
#ceramics #clay #addicted #obsessed #mud #dreamyourdream #ican #claylife #fish #bowl #wheelthrown
11 0 10 hours ago
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@clay_share

🎉With a simple coil and a modified corn cob holder you can make an elegant foot for all of your pottery plates, platters and trays! 🙌🏻ClayShare has hundreds of streaming pottery classes to teach you the fun way to make pottery! #clayshare #youcanmakepottery #potteryclasses

🎉With a simple coil and a modified corn cob holder you can make an elegant foot for all of your pottery plates, platters and trays! 🙌🏻ClayShare has hundreds of streaming pottery classes to teach you the fun way to make pottery! #clayshare #youcanmakepottery #potteryclasses
571 12 11 hours ago
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@muddgirl25

Lubbock, Texas

Cyclops pumpkin ornaments/ gift tags! Should I try any with legs and feet like the candy corn monsters? .
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#halloweenornaments #cyclopspumpkins #cyclops #mabsdrawlloweenclub

Cyclops pumpkin ornaments/ gift tags! Should I try any with legs and feet like the candy corn monsters? .
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#halloweenornaments #cyclopspumpkins #cyclops #mabsdrawlloweenclub
26 6 11 hours ago
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@lulapottery

Portland, Oregon

Dang sun won't stay behind the clouds while I'm trying to take pictures. I've had it.

Dang sun won't stay behind the clouds while I'm trying to take pictures. I've had it.
246 5 11 hours ago
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@ekuaceramics

Hey all! Here’s my bb in all it’s glory. Come by tonight (5-8pm) to #casaperfect to check out 12 very different planters by some awesome LA artists & designers!
I wanna especially thank @anotherhumandesign and @emmahollanddenvir for inviting me to be part of @_objectpermanence_ edition 3!
rsvp@thefutureperfect.com or DM for the address.
There will be 🌮 and 🍺

Hey all! Here’s my bb in all it’s glory. Come by tonight (5-8pm) to #casaperfect to check out 12 very different planters by some awesome LA artists & designers!
I wanna especially thank @anotherhumandesign and @emmahollanddenvir for inviting me to be part of @_objectpermanence_ edition 3!
rsvp@thefutureperfect.com or DM for the address.
There will be 🌮 and 🍺
69 8 12 hours ago
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@crouchendceramicsfair

Hornsey Parish Church

Next up in our #meetthemaker series is part-time art teacher Sinead (@sineadpollard), who loves to make hand-built Greek-inspired vases as well as wheel-thrown tableware.

Sinead enjoys the therapeutic nature of working at the wheel but also relishes being able to transform a ball of clay into a desirable object.

Her work is a harmonious yet playful blend of a wide range of influences: Ancient Greek pottery, African bark cloth, Scandinavian minimalism and even David Hockney's swimming pools!

Sinead will be selling at the #crouchendceramicsfair on October 6.
Supported by the N8 Communicator / Beach Media

#pottery #cremerging #handbuiltvase #ancientgreek #shoplocallondon #createmakeshare #turningearth #n8communicator #n8 #n10 #crouchend #muswellhill #hornsey #ceramics #thingstodoinlondon #timeoutlondon #claylife #handbuildingwithclay #studiopottery #modernceramics #artisan #makersmovement

Next up in our #meetthemaker series is part-time art teacher Sinead (@sineadpollard), who loves to make hand-built Greek-inspired vases as well as wheel-thrown tableware.

Sinead enjoys the therapeutic nature of working at the wheel but also relishes being able to transform a ball of clay into a desirable object.

Her work is a harmonious yet playful blend of a wide range of influences: Ancient Greek pottery, African bark cloth, Scandinavian minimalism and even David Hockney's swimming pools!

Sinead will be selling at the #crouchendceramicsfair on October 6. 
Supported by the N8 Communicator / Beach Media

#pottery #cremerging #handbuiltvase #ancientgreek #shoplocallondon #createmakeshare #turningearth #n8communicator #n8 #n10 #crouchend #muswellhill #hornsey #ceramics #thingstodoinlondon #timeoutlondon #claylife #handbuildingwithclay #studiopottery #modernceramics #artisan #makersmovement
7 0 12 hours ago
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@bobsteinerceramics

Another gorgeous example of the Soda Turquoise glaze on these Kawakawa leaves. Glossy turquoise on top and deep autumn tones beneath.
All Steiner wall art is hollow, making it light and easy to hang.
www.steinerceramics.co.nz

Another gorgeous example of the Soda Turquoise glaze on these Kawakawa leaves. Glossy turquoise on top and deep autumn tones beneath. 
All Steiner wall art is hollow, making it light and easy to hang.
www.steinerceramics.co.nz
45 2 12 hours ago
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@dmoonceramics

I know I’ve been saying this for months but new black clay pieces are actually happening next week at long last 😍 I can’t wait to recreate some designs like this

I know I’ve been saying this for months but new black clay pieces are actually happening next week at long last 😍 I can’t wait to recreate some designs like this
17 7 13 hours ago
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@anitaries.ceramics

🖤 Marbled porcelain heart, using Southern Ice and Black Ice porcelains. This was an accidental shape, I meant to make a bowl but I made it so very thin that it cracked into a ❤️ and after firing it, it contracted further. Those are the kiln god gifts us potters live for...and sweat through. 😅 Added 22k gold luster for good measure. What would you use this trinket bowl for?
#ceramics #pottery #coffeecup #sculpture #clay #heartbreak #gold #bowl #claylove #potteryofinstagram #instapottery #potterylife #potterylove #pottersofinstagram #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #claystagram #kilnfolk
#claylife #anitariesceramics

🖤 Marbled porcelain heart, using Southern Ice and Black Ice porcelains. This was an accidental shape, I meant to make a bowl but I made it so very thin that it cracked into a ❤️ and after firing it, it contracted further.  Those are the kiln god gifts us potters live for...and sweat through. 😅 Added 22k gold luster for good measure.  What would you use this trinket bowl for? 
#ceramics #pottery #coffeecup #sculpture #clay #heartbreak #gold #bowl #claylove #potteryofinstagram #instapottery #potterylife #potterylove #pottersofinstagram #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #claystagram #kilnfolk
#claylife #anitariesceramics
165 2 13 hours ago
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@chloecharringtonpottery

Hello to new followers and people I met today at the Ceramics’ Makers Market in Abergavenny! I’ll be there again tomorrow, 10am-5pm, upstairs at The Chapel @theartshopandchapel @afoodfestival with @mickischloessingk @timlpots @jennythepotter @justineallisonceramics @helenbeardceramics

Hello to new followers and people I met today at the Ceramics’ Makers Market in Abergavenny! I’ll be there again tomorrow, 10am-5pm, upstairs at The Chapel @theartshopandchapel @afoodfestival with @mickischloessingk @timlpots @jennythepotter @justineallisonceramics @helenbeardceramics
41 5 14 hours ago
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@sansan.ceramics

Turning Earth, Argall Avenue E10

Churned out some plates today as well as some replacement serving dishes that just keep going wrong at all stages.

Ceramics certainly makes you more patient because it’s not like you can throw more time and people at it to get it done quicker when things don’t go right. I also know now that curses are real lol.

Churned out some plates today as well as some replacement serving dishes that just keep going wrong at all stages.

Ceramics certainly makes you more patient because it’s not like you can throw more time and people at it to get it done quicker when things don’t go right. I also know now that curses are real lol.
40 1 14 hours ago
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@redrebelstudio

Washington Heights Arts Center

Finished up a small textured vase today. I'm super excited about the textured roller I used to achieve this look. *
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Started the throwing session with a mug, then moved onto bowls. While there were several casualties, 2 were successful. I've been inspired by some glazing techniques on Instagram that I would like to try my hand at.
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#art #artist #arts #artsy #ceramic #ceramics #wheelthrownpottery #wheelthrown #wheelthrownbowls #stoneware #clay #claylife #vases #washingtonheightsartcenter

Finished up a small textured vase today. I'm super excited about the textured roller I used to achieve this look. *
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Started the throwing session with a mug, then moved onto bowls. While there were several casualties, 2 were successful.  I've been inspired by some glazing techniques on Instagram that I would like to try my hand at.
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#art #artist #arts #artsy #ceramic #ceramics #wheelthrownpottery #wheelthrown #wheelthrownbowls #stoneware #clay #claylife #vases #washingtonheightsartcenter
9 0 14 hours ago
See what I mean? Fickle, fickle. #studentartist #claylife #artistsoninstagram #pottery
5 2 14 hours ago
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@blackhoundclay

Black Hound Clay Studio

BHCS member @silber.ware is selling her work and it is amazing! ✨
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#Repost @silber.ware with @get_repost
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some of these pieces are still up for grabs, as well as others from yesterday’s insta story sale! check my highlights “9/19 SALE” and DM if ur interested in a piece! i can ship! 📸 dreams come tru again thnx to my guardian angel @emma.ressel
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#ceramics #ceramicspeed #ceramicsart #functionalceramics #modernceramics #claylife #contemporaryceramics #ceramiclife #handmadeceramics #ceramicartist #clayaddict #thisiswhathandmadeis #pottery #makersgonnamake #philadelphiaceramics #westphilly #westphillyceramics #ceramicstudio #glazefordays #madeinphiladelphia #blackhoundclaystudio #madeinphilly #smallbusiness

BHCS member @silber.ware is selling her work and it is amazing! ✨
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#Repost @silber.ware with @get_repost
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some of these pieces are still up for grabs, as well as others from yesterday’s insta story sale! check my highlights “9/19 SALE” and DM if ur interested in a piece! i can ship! 📸 dreams come tru again thnx to my guardian angel @emma.ressel
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#ceramics #ceramicspeed #ceramicsart #functionalceramics #modernceramics #claylife #contemporaryceramics #ceramiclife #handmadeceramics #ceramicartist #clayaddict #thisiswhathandmadeis #pottery #makersgonnamake #philadelphiaceramics #westphilly #westphillyceramics  #ceramicstudio #glazefordays  #madeinphiladelphia #blackhoundclaystudio  #madeinphilly #smallbusiness
36 1 15 hours ago

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@friend_assembly

Felt cute might delete L8R. ☀️ Who am I kidding, no I wont!
Custom ring dishes heading to @mociun. ☀️ 💍 ☀️💍☀️💍
Don’t worry, def gonna have these available for the holidayyyyyyz.

Felt cute might delete L8R. ☀️ Who am I kidding, no I wont! 
Custom ring dishes heading to @mociun. ☀️ 💍 ☀️💍☀️💍
Don’t worry, def gonna have these available for the holidayyyyyyz.
1,316 23 20 September, 2019
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@floriangadsby

A small inkwell, glazed white and to be filled with black ink, or buds like this.

Coated with a white crackle glaze tiny specks of amber iron melt onto the surface of the glass. These dots form when bubbles of oxygen are drawn out from the clay when the kiln is set into reduction, some at least, others simply melt on the surface where wherever they and some don’t even make it all the way through, staying partly hidden instead behind semi-opaque a panes of white.

There’s so much going on during the firing of these and it would be fascinating to see it all happen in realtime but it’s all locked away and white hot for the most part. Gazing into the kiln isn’t something you do much of apart from when checking the pyrometric cones inside or to hook out glaze test rings. When I used to help Lisa Hammond soda fire we used a long metal poker to reach inside to get them, the only problem being that at this high temperature not only are the flames blocking your view but the vapourised sodium that follows them also obscures your vision. To solve this, and to see where your reaching with the poker I would blow in a big breath of cold air through the spy hole, which for a brief moment cools down the cones and the atmosphere, showing where the cones sit, blackened around the edges for a split second.

The sheen is what you see otherwise. The pots have a molten layer of glass that surrounds them at this temperature and it gleams brilliantly white amongst lesser tones of yellow and orange.

A small inkwell, glazed white and to be filled with black ink, or buds like this.

Coated with a white crackle glaze tiny specks of amber iron melt onto the surface of the glass. These dots form when bubbles of oxygen are drawn out from the clay when the kiln is set into reduction, some at least, others simply melt on the surface where wherever they and some don’t even make it all the way through, staying partly hidden instead behind semi-opaque a panes of white.

There’s so much going on during the firing of these and it would be fascinating to see it all happen in realtime but it’s all locked away and white hot for the most part. Gazing into the kiln isn’t something you do much of apart from when checking the pyrometric cones inside or to hook out glaze test rings. When I used to help Lisa Hammond soda fire we used a long metal poker to reach inside to get them, the only problem being that at this high temperature not only are the flames blocking your view but the vapourised sodium that follows them also obscures your vision. To solve this, and to see where your reaching with the poker I would blow in a big breath of cold air through the spy hole, which for a brief moment cools down the cones and the atmosphere, showing where the cones sit, blackened around the edges for a split second.

The sheen is what you see otherwise. The pots have a molten layer of glass that surrounds them at this temperature and it gleams brilliantly white amongst lesser tones of yellow and orange.
4,330 40 15 hours ago
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@floriangadsby

A few shots of the studio from the past few days, starting with a tidied up wheel and its surroundings. I’ve always liked keeping studios clean, wherever is it. I’m clean maker I think, of course my wheel gets full of clay scraps and slip but I try my best everywhere else to keep it from getting dusty. Lots of mopping, lots of wiping surfaces down but truthfully, here in my own space, there isn’t much upkeep and I love it.

When I apprenticed at Maze Hill Pottery there was always an hours worth of tidying and organising in the morning from the evening class the night before, additionally it was a much busier studio with three or so potters making everyday. The same goes for my time in Mashiko, Japan, albeit a different type of cleaning up. Doi, Ken Matsuzaki’s apprentice and I would sweep leaves for hours and hours each morning, piling them up and burning them and as the months went by this turned into shovelling heaps of snow.

The second photograph shows the little kitchen sink area that’s off to one side of the workspace, through a tall white brick arch doorway and finally a white thrown dish with a hollow back that now lives on one of the walls. All the plants here have survived so far but they’ve yet to contend with the hot kilns and winter. I’m sure a lot will change as winter comes along and the main larger open space of the studio cools down. At the moment clay dries out too quickly and pots thrown must be wrapped up overnight otherwise they’ll be almost bone dry by morning. There’s a lot to learn still, both in regard to the studio and running a business of my own, that’s the scariest bit and frankly something that doesn’t quite feel real yet, I think that’ll change once pots start to get fired.

A few shots of the studio from the past few days, starting with a tidied up wheel and its surroundings. I’ve always liked keeping studios clean, wherever is it. I’m clean maker I think, of course my wheel gets full of clay scraps and slip but I try my best everywhere else to keep it from getting dusty. Lots of mopping, lots of wiping surfaces down but truthfully, here in my own space, there isn’t much upkeep and I love it.

When I apprenticed at Maze Hill Pottery there was always an hours worth of tidying and organising in the morning from the evening class the night before, additionally it was a much busier studio with three or so potters making everyday. The same goes for my time in Mashiko, Japan, albeit a different type of cleaning up. Doi, Ken Matsuzaki’s apprentice and I would sweep leaves for hours and hours each morning, piling them up and burning them and as the months went by this turned into shovelling heaps of snow.

The second photograph shows the little kitchen sink area that’s off to one side of the workspace, through a tall white brick arch doorway and finally a white thrown dish with a hollow back that now lives on one of the walls. All the plants here have survived so far but they’ve yet to contend with the hot kilns and winter. I’m sure a lot will change as winter comes along and the main larger open space of the studio cools down. At the moment clay dries out too quickly and pots thrown must be wrapped up overnight otherwise they’ll be almost bone dry by morning. There’s a lot to learn still, both in regard to the studio and running a business of my own, that’s the scariest bit and frankly something that doesn’t quite feel real yet, I think that’ll change once pots start to get fired.
4,298 23 20 September, 2019
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@floriangadsby

A bright rimmed beaker, thinly thrown and finished with a dark green crackle glaze fluxing sharply over the chamois leathered rim. The intense brown, almost metallic hue is the iron rich clay beneath showing through, nothing more, I don’t band anything over the clay body or glaze it with anything special, it’s simply a result of clay and glaze combining and melting together as the reduction fired kilns flames lick at it.

Separated by only a thin layer of brick and metal, it’s a scary thought that the kilns we use encase such a hot, semi-molten environment. Some gas kilns I’ve used over the years spew tiny flames from gaps and between bricks, some even bulge, the brickwork literally moves as it fires up and becomes white hot. Others sound like jet fighters as the top temperatures are reached and the gas pressure turns up and others simply sound like a low growl from the corner.

I can’t wait for my kilns to arrive, the studio still feels half empty without them and hopefully they’ll help keep the space warm as the colder months come around although come summer I’ll be dreading it. The studios black slanted roof keeps it hot and with a gas kiln roaring away it’s going to be on another level.

A bright rimmed beaker, thinly thrown and finished with a dark green crackle glaze fluxing sharply over the chamois leathered rim. The intense brown, almost metallic hue is the iron rich clay beneath showing through, nothing more, I don’t band anything over the clay body or glaze it with anything special, it’s simply a result of clay and glaze combining and melting together as the reduction fired kilns flames lick at it.

Separated by only a thin layer of brick and metal, it’s a scary thought that the kilns we use encase such a hot, semi-molten environment. Some gas kilns I’ve used over the years spew tiny flames from gaps and between bricks, some even bulge, the brickwork literally moves as it fires up and becomes white hot. Others sound like jet fighters as the top temperatures are reached and the gas pressure turns up and others simply sound like a low growl from the corner.

I can’t wait for my kilns to arrive, the studio still feels half empty without them and hopefully they’ll help keep the space warm as the colder months come around although come summer I’ll be dreading it. The studios black slanted roof keeps it hot and with a gas kiln roaring away it’s going to be on another level.
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